Milton-Freewater man charged with murder, burning victim's body to hide evidence
Posted August 4
Milton-Freewater, OR — A man arrested in connection to a dead body found under a bridge in Milton-Freewater has been charged with murder.
Conor Dayton, 24, admitted he started the fire underneath the Eastside Road Bridge where the body of Marcos Gutierrez-Rodriguez was found in ashes.
On July 8, Dayton told police he started the fire to hide Gutierrez-Rodriguez' drug use.
After talking to witnesses and following several leads, police said they believe Dayton is responsible for killing Gutierrez-Rodriguez and burning his body to hide the evidence.
This story will be updated.