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Jeffrey Griffin Boyce wanted for alleged murder of Kirsten Elaine Englund, of Castro Valley, Oregon dies in jail



An inmate who was found dead in the Marin County Jail on Friday was identified this morning as Jeffrey Griffin Boyce, a suspect in the Oregon murder of a Castro Valley woman in April. Boyce, 30, was pronounced dead at 2:06 p.m. Friday, a coroner’s office spokeswoman said.

An autopsy is scheduled for today. Boyce was scheduled to appear in Marin County Superior Court this morning to face carjacking charges stemming from a Rohnert Park car theft on April 29, plus kidnapping and attempted carjacking charges for trying to steal a woman’s car in the parking lot of the Bon Air shopping center in Greenbrae later that day.

He had not yet entered a plea and had been undergoing a mental health evaluation. Boyce was also suspected of killing 57-year-old Kirsten Elaine Englund, of Castro Valley, Oregon authorities said. Englund’s body was found April 28 near Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point along U.S. Highway 101, roughly 3 miles south of Reedsport, Ore. The Sonoma County coroner’s office and San Rafael police are investigating Boyce’s death.

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