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Jackson County D.A.’s Back at Work; Bomb Investigation Continues.
The Jackson County District Attorney’s office was back functioning with a bare-bones crew Wednesday, following the pre-dawn bomb detonation at the front of their office that shattered several front windows and fire sprayed the building. Employees set up in different County offices. County justice officials canceled grand jury sessions and delayed court until Wednesday afternoon.

D.A. Beth Heckert says her crew is not going to be intimidated and all employees are ready to get back to work.

It has been determined the bomb was an improvised explosive device attached to a propane tank, but the tank did not rupture.

A perimeter was established around the building while 30 offices from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies combed the area for debris and additional evidence. Investigators agree the bombing was intentional and directed at the D.A.’s office.

Officials have alerted the public they are looking for a black or dark blue two-door sports car seen shortly after the explosion, as well a person dressed in black who was seen headed west about the same time.

Anyone with information about this case should call the F.B.I. by dialing 503-224-4181.
Posted on 11/15/13 9:31AM by Chuck Benson