Lakeview man indicted on murder charges

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LAKEVIEW, Ore. — A woman’s body found on July 11 has led to the indictment of a Lakeview man – her husband.

The man is 55-year-old Martin Carl Brown who was already in jail following a probation violation of his domestic abuse conviction in January in which he abused Valerie Annette Watts. Watts was Brown’s wife and was reported missing in late June before her body was found July 11 in the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Lake County District Attorney David Schutt told the Herald and News they found a .22-caliber revolver and a .30-06-caliber rifle upon arresting Brown and seizing his homemade utility trailer.