A San Diego man accused of killing a woman and dumping her body in Scripps Ranch 33 years ago pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a sole count of murder. Randall Eugene Oyler faces up to 25 years to life if convicted in the death of Margaret Jackson, whose body was found July 11, 1990, on a steep embankment in a eucalyptus grove near what is now Scripps Ranch High School. San Diego Superior Court Judge Theodore Weathers ordered Wednesday that Oyler, 62, remain jailed without bail.
Jackson had a yellow nylon rope around her neck when she was found. She apparently had been strangled and beaten to death, authorities said at the time. Although her case was investigated by a special task force looking into the slayings of nearly four dozen women in less than a decade in San Diego, it went cold. San Diego police reopened the case last year. Last week, they arrested Oyler.
Man charged with murder in 1990 slaying of woman in Scripps RanchMargaret Jackson’s murder initially investigated by serial killer task force. Read more ⮕
Family of 1990 San Diego murder victim reacts before suspect’s court appearanceNatalie Chuck joined the ABC 10 News team in December 2022 as a multimedia journalist. Read more ⮕
33 years ago, a woman’s body with a rope around her neck was found in Scripps Ranch; now there’s a suspectInvestigation into 1990 slaying of Margaret Jackson grew cold. Last year, police reopened the case to review it, and last week they made an arrest Read more ⮕
3 people shot, 1 injured at Otay Ranch Town Center; suspect at largeChula Vista police are still searching for the suspect who shot three people and wounded one other on Saturday night at an Otay Ranch Town Center brewery,… Read more ⮕
MCU Spider-Man, Punisher & Daredevil Get Black Suit Upgrades In Spider-Man 4 Fan PosterA new Spider-Man 4 fan poster sees Peter Parker team up with the MCU street heroes, Daredevil and Punisher, with all of them in black costumes. Read more ⮕
Cop who shot man in arm after man shot himself is cleared by state grand juryCherry Hill police were called to to a home last year to check on the man’s well-being. Read more ⮕