A Pendleton man has been jailed in the killing of a 78-year-old woman who bred horses near Sisters.
Deschutes County authorities say 30-year-old Joshua Leo Jokinen called them on Saturday evening to report he might have killed a woman, and the body of Carolyn Burdick was found shortly afterward.
Sheriff Larry Blanton would not describe the cause of death or a motive. He called it "a strange, senseless act."
Jokinen is to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on a murder charge.
He was described as a former Madras resident.
KTVZ-TV reported that he was living there when he was convicted of assault in 2006 and sentenced to six years.
Police said he struck a man several times with a trailer hitch ball in an unprovoked attack.