On May 10, 1996, Crum, an ex-con with an extensive rap
sheet, was charged with the murder of three adults and two children at a
trailer park in Bandon, a town of 2,400 people along the Oregon coast.
His numerous previous offenses included assault, robbery, driving under
the influence, carrying a concealed weapon and overall criminal mischief.
Recently Girley--a curious name for a slasher --had served three years
in prison for attacking someone with a screwdriver during a robbery.
The convicted robber was released the Monday before
the killings after serving 21 days on a parole violation. Three days
after his release he slit the throats of the Jacobs family in their
trailer home. It seems that Girley knew the victims. Police say they
have no motive for the slaying.
5 Slain; Man Freed 3 Days Earlier
The New York Times
May 10, 1996
Three adults and two small children were found
slashed to death today at a mobile home park, and police officers
using a tracking dog arrested a man who was released prison on
Monday after serving time for a parole violation. The vicitims'
throats were slashed, investigators said.
The man, Girley Logsdon Crum, 34, of Bandon, was
arrested in woods near the family's house and jailed on murder charges.
Mr. Crum, a convicted robber, had served 21 days for a parole violation.
The police said they had no motive for the slayings,
although Mr. Crum knew the family in Bandon, a town of 2,400 people on
the Oregon coast.
He had served three years in prison for a 1988
robbery in which he attacked the victim with a screwdriver during and
has been arrested on numerous other charges, records showed.
The victims were identified as Ray Jacobs, 37, his
wife, Kelly, 27, the couple's two children Jessica, 5, and Christopher,
16 months, and the woman's brother, Roger Glazebrook.
5 Slashed to Death; Suspect
Los Angele Times
May 10, 1996
BANDON, Ore. — Three adults and two children were
found slashed to death Thursday at a trailer park, and police using a
tracking dog arrested a suspect in the woods nearby.
The throats of all the victims were slashed,
Girley Logsdon Crum, 34, of Bandon, was arrested and
jailed on murder charges. Bond was set at $5 million. Crum, a convicted
robber, had been released Monday from the County Jail after serving 21
days for a parole violation.
Police said they have no motive for the slayings,
although Crum knew the family in Bandon, a town of 2,400 people along
the Oregon coast.
The victims were identified as Ray and Kelly Jacobs,
their children Jessica, 5, and Christopher, 16 months, and the woman's
brother, Roger Glazebrook.
Sheriff's deputies found four of the bodies in one
mobile home, while Ray Jacobs was able to crawl to a neighbor's for help
before he died.
Crum served three years in prison for a 1988 robbery
in which he attacked the victim with a screwdriver during a house
robbery, records showed.
Crum also has had numerous other offenses, including
driving while intoxicated, possession of a concealed weapon, resisting
arrest and criminal mischief.
L. Crum Jr.
February 19, 1997
35-year-old Girley was convicted of slashing to death his
ex-girlfriend's family. On May 1996, he killed a family of five in the
Oregon trailer park where they lived. The jury deliberated for five
hours before finding lethal Girley guilty of five counts of aggravated