Bend man arrested in murder investigation

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BEND, Ore. — 32-year-old Luke Anton Wirkkala was arrested Monday evening following the early morning death of a man who police say was “an invited guest” in Wirkkala’s home.

Bend Police Lt. Ben Gregory says police arrived at Wirkkala’s home about 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning to find 31-year-old David Andrew Ryder dead. Wirkkala is accused of fatally shooting Ryder and is being held without bail.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Gregory said the two men are known to each other but didn’t provide additional details.





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