Corvallis man formally indicted in Russian woman's 2017 murder

The woman found dead in the woods outside Alsea in April 2017 was identified as 28-year-old Anna Alekseyevna Repkina, the Benton County Sheriff's Office said. Repkina arrived in the U.S. on March 1, 2017, with a Russian passport, the sheriff's office said. (Photo via Benton County Sheriff's Office)

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A grand jury formally indicted a Corvallis man in the murder of a russian woman a month after her arrival in the U.S.

Anna Repkina, 27, was found shot in the back of the head "exeuction style" on April 17, 2017, outside Alsea, Oregon, prosecutors told the court last year.

Repkina had arrived in the U.S. on March 1, 2017. She had no known relatives in the U.S.

Deputies arrested William Hargrove, 28, two days after finding Repkina's body.

More than a year later, the grand jury on July 10, 2018, indicted Hargrove on charges of Murder and Identity Theft, and two counts of Theft II.

"The defendant was living with two different women in two different households," prosecutor Amie Matusko told the court April 20, 2017, at Hargrove's arraignment.

Matusko called the situation a "problematic love triangle."

One of the women gave Hargrove an ultimatum, Matusko said.

"Her or me, and the defendant decided," the prosecutor said. "He took the victim out to a very remote logging location and she was found shot dead in the back of her head, execution style."

Hargrove is being held at the Benton County Jail. The sheriff's office said his trial is expected to take place next year.

"This investigation has required a coordinated effort from a multitude of criminal justice agencies, to include Benton County District Attorney's Office, Corvallis Police Department, Philomath Police Department, Oregon State Police, Albany Police Department, FBI and the Oregon Department of Justice," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

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