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The original item was published from 5/10/2021 10:26:00 AM to 5/15/2021 12:00:06 AM.



Posted on: May 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: Suspect in Custody - Homicide Investigation at home in Mobile Home Park, 1475 Greenacres

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UPDATE ON MAY 10, 2021 - Murder Victims' Names Released: 

Eugene Police is releasing the victims’ names in this case: 


  • Nancy L. Loucks-Morris, age 85, grandmother of suspect
  • Gerald Edward Morris, age 87, step-grandfather of suspect


A suspect, Nicholas Kenneth Borden-Cortez, age 26, is in custody in this case. He is lodged at Lane County Jail on charges including two counts of Murder in the First Degree, and Elude by Vehicle. EPD is not yet releasing the victims’ names to allow time for family notifications.


Borden-Cortez was taken into custody at 1:05 p.m., on May 7, after a vehicle pursuit that ended at Main Street and Bob Straub Parkway in Springfield. During the pursuit, Borden-Cortez called 911 and advised he had a gun. Once stopped by police, he exited the vehicle with a knife and challenged police to shoot him. However, he was safely taken into custody. He was lodged on Elude by Vehicle and two counts of Murder in the First Degree.


On May 7, at 10:25 a.m. Eugene Police responded to a suspicious conditions call at a home in the Falconwood Mobile Home Park at 1475 Green Acres Road. Eugene Police Violent Crimes Unit was called in and is conducting a death investigation. 


Victim names are not being released until family has been notified. There are no outstanding suspects or ongoing threats to the mobile home park or community. 


Case 21-06929

Photo of Nicholas Kenneth Borden-Cortez

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