Thursday, November 15 2012, 10:24 PM CST
New links to Grubbs murder
By Jessica De Nova/KTVL.com
TALENT, Ore.-Ashland Police Department led several agencies in serving three warrants linked to the nearly year-old murder of David Grubbs yesterday and today in Talent and Ashland.
Two of the searches were completed Wednesday on a Southern Oregon University Family and Student Housing apartment and an impounded car.
The third location search began yesterday on a Talent home on the 200 block of Rapp Road.
The Talent property was guarded overnight. Had the Ashland PD vacated completely, they would have had to apply for a new search warrant to complete searching the pond on the property.
Siskiyou County Sheriff's Dive and Recovery Team rested for the night and started back up this morning from about 10:30AM to 12:30PM.
Chief Terry Holderness of the Ashland Police Department will not give details about the links between the three warrants just served and the Grubbs murder.
He does tell us that the people residing in both homes searched have been very cooperative with investigators.
In the meantime, friends of David Michael Grubbs have raised a memorial in his memory. A light post and bench with a plaque sit on the Central Ashland Bike Path near Hunter Park where Grubbs was nearly decapitated almost one year ago.
Ashland resident, Helen Gerschler, says she's, "relieved, but it kind of bothers [her] that it took almost a whole year because he was such a nice young man and it's just such a waste that this had to happen, and it is kind of frightening that somebody can do that to someone that's a young, strong, nice person."
Gerschler knew Grubbs from his job at Shop'n Kart and says he also "comes from a nice family."
She welcomes Grubbs's memorial because "it's nice to have that there knowing that it's bringing back the memory of him in a positive way."