Man holding human head stabs store clerk; mother found dead

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A man who allegedly stabbed a person inside an Estacada grocery store Sunday is believed to be connected to the death of a woman in Colton, according to Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office now believe the two crimes are linked and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attacks. The victim was airlifted to a Portland hospital about 25 miles northwest of the store, according to the television station.

At 2:35 p.m., a 911 caller reported finding the body of a woman inside a home on Elwood Road in Colton, about 10 miles from the store, kgw.com reported. Deputies confirmed Webb's mother, 59-year-old Tina Marie Webb, had been killed.

Joshua Webb was released from the hospital and taken to jail Monday afternoon.

Many people stopped by in a steady stream Monday to drop off balloons and sign a giant get-well poster for Wagner, known by most in the town simply as "Mike", in front of Estacada Thriftway Harvest Market. The suspect, who has not been publicly identified, was being held down by store employees, they said.

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Investigators said the woman had died at the home and that the attacker at the grocery store is suspected in her killing.

Witness Kristin Courtain saw the stabbing aftermath and told KOIN-TV that panicked shoppers caused a traffic jam while rushing to leaving the store's parking lot. But she couldn't see what it was, Flora said.

Inside Lew's Drive-In, customers talked of nothing but the stabbing and of Mike, whom everyone seemed to know. He lived at home so his parents could care for him, his father said, adding that they had recently bought him a dog because he wanted one.

"It was traumatic, but it happened so fast that nobody really saw what was going on", he said. Nevertheless the man was expected to survive.

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