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Homicide suspect believed to be in eastern Washington

SPOKANE, Wash. - Authorities in Oregon say the man wanted in connection with the homicide of a 51-year-old woman may be in eastern Washington.   Authorities say the whereabouts of the suspect sought by investigators for the homicide of Shannon Marie Sloan (aka McKillop) from Elgin, Oregon are unknown and investigators are asking for the public's help for information that will lead to his arrest.

On July 31, 2009 the an Oregon multi-agency homicide investigation reached a point of collecting enough evidence and information to charge 42-year-old Gregory Alvin Cook (aka MITTS)  from La Grande, Oregon.

Cook was last seen on foot during the early morning hours of July 31st in Hermiston, Oregon near the Wal-Mart parking lot.  He is 6' 1" tall, weighs about 160 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. It is not known if he still has a moustache. He was last seen wearing white painter pants, slippers, a dark green multi-colored long sleeve shirt and white undershirt.

Investigators believe the Cook may be in the eastern Washington area. There is no known associated vehicle with Cook. He may be hitchhiking or getting rides from people unaware that he is wanted by police, or he may be using public or bus transportation.

Investigators advise Cook should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with any specific information regarding the location of Gregory Alvin Cook should call the Union County Sheriff's Office at (541) 963-1017.

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