Fugitive killed in Oregon kept notes on girls

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police detectives in Portland, Ore., say a man fatally shot by an officer last month had been stalking young women in a van containing ropes, zip ties and pornographic magazines featuring teenage girls.

Grand jury transcripts released Monday say Kelly Swoboda wrote notes to himself about 17 women. He rated the women and marked whether they were alone.

Police confronted the 49-year-old Swoboda near a high school last month after getting reports of a suspicious van following students. He died in an exchange of gunfire.

Swoboda already was wanted by police because he was the suspect in a January kidnapping at a tanning salon near Portland.

Among Swoboda's notes were ones about a brunette near the Oregon Episcopal School tennis courts and a ballerina spotted outside a Eugene dance studio.

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