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Police: Victims in Ore. double homicide killed with bat

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The ex-husband of a Seaside woman has been accused of killing her and a man with a baseball bat.

Police believe the pair were slain on Thursday night. They announced the arrest of Marcus G. Foster on Saturday morning.

Foster is the ex-husband of Laura Foster, one of the two people found slain inside her home on Friday afternoon, said Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis. The Fosters were living together, though Marquis said he didn't know for how long. The identity of the other person, a man in his 60s, is being withheld until his next of kin are notified.

Marquis said the unidentified man in his 60s was a longtime friend of Laura Foster who had recently moved to the area.

Marcus Foster faces two counts of aggravated murder.

The deaths were reported to police on Friday after a concerned employer called police. Marcus Foster was arrested without incident on State Route 30 near Knappa by a Clatsop County sheriff's deputy.

Neighbor Bruce Bushing told KATU-TV that his wife called 911 after Laura Foster's adult daughter knocked on their door.

"She came over and said, `Hey, my mom and dad, we haven't been able to make contact with them since last night. We can't get in the house.' And then one of her friends got in a window, and then the girl came over screaming," Bushing told KATU.

Bushing told the television station that his wife checked on the two victims to make sure they weren't still breathing. He said his wife was so shaken by the scene that she needed to be taken to the hospital, and needed tranquilizers to sleep.

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