1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
June 15, 2006 00:00
Womack and Capuia were arrested on June 13, 2006, for the murders of 28-year-old Chai Taphom and 38-year-old Michael Burchett. Lesniak was also arrested on June 13, 2006, after being caught in Burchett’s stolen Honda. The ongoing investigation has revealed Womack and Capuia had targeted individuals in or around an adult business. Detectives think the primary motive in the murders of Taphom and Burchett was robbery and neither Taphom nor Burchett were known to Womack and Capuia.
This investigation is continuing.
Sgt. Pete Simpson