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Man charged with murder for death of Portland woman Tiffany Jenks

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Daniel Bruynell Daniel Bruynell
Daniel Bruynell Daniel Bruynell
Michelle Worden-Brosey Michelle Worden-Brosey
Joshua Robinett Joshua Robinett
Tiffany Jenks (right) with her sister, Jennifer. // Photo courtesy of The Jenks family Tiffany Jenks (right) with her sister, Jennifer. // Photo courtesy of The Jenks family

A man accused of killing a Portland woman was in a Multnomah County courtroom Monday to face the charge of murder.

Daniel Bruynell, 25, was extradited from Oakland, CA, back to Portland. He was arrested in California on Oct. 18.

He is charged with murder with a firearm for the death of Tiffany Jenks, 35. Her body was found Oct. 8 at Blue Lake Park in Fairview.

Two others were also arrested in connection to the case. Michelle Worden-Brosey and Joshua Robinett also appeared in court Monday and were arraigned on the charges of hindering prosecution and obliterating identification marks on a firearm.

Court documents state the three suspects met Jenks outside a southeast Portland strip club in the early morning hours of Oct. 8. Surveillance video showed Worden-Brosey shaking Jenks' hand as if it were the first time they met, according to police.

The group walked to another club and left together in a car at 2:10 a.m., according to court documents.

The suspects all gave different accounts of what happened next to detectives. Bruynell said Robinett gave him a .357 revolver and told him to shoot Jenks, while she yelled for them to shoot her.

Robinett told police he had gotten out of the car to have sex with Worden-Brosey and stated while he heard Jenks and Bruynell arguing, he did not hear or see a gunshot. Worden-Brosey said she heard a gunshot, according to court documents.

Bruynell said Robinett and Worden-Brosey congratulated him on shooting Jenks, the court documents state, and that they drove him to their motel and took him to the bus station the following morning.

A Fairview police officer found Jenks' body near the park's entrance at 7:30 a.m. The medical examiner said she died of a gunshot wound to the brain.

Bruynell is being held without bail. Bail was set for Robinett and Worden-Brosey at $20,000. They are all scheduled to face trial on Dec. 10.

Earlier this month, Jenks' sister told FOX 12 she struggled with the death of her father a few years ago and it was "really, really hard on her." She quit her job at the Bonneville Power Administration after that and had struggles with drugs and alcohol.

FOX 12 obtained video of Jenks talking about spirituality from a few years ago with her addiction recovery group.

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