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

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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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