Medford, Oregon – An Oregon man is now facing murder charges following the death of a woman he allegedly attacked with a can of food. The victim, Jessa Delyon, 51, passed away on December 5, nearly three weeks after the assault took place on the street.
Anthony Siple, 22, was apprehended on November 18 after reportedly contacting 911 and confessing to assaulting a woman. According to the Medford Police Department, Siple’s statements during the call were described as “somewhat incoherent.” Multiple other callers also reported the incident, stating that they heard a woman screaming and witnessed a man assaulting her. The authorities discovered that Siple had used a can of food as a weapon.
The victim resided in the vicinity where the attack occurred and was known to take regular walks in the area. Investigators believe that Delyon and Siple were not acquainted prior to the assault.
In an update posted on a GoFundMe page set up for Delyon’s family, her daughter Moira Cavanaugh revealed that the victim had suffered severe brain injuries before her eventual death. Cavanaugh also stated that her mother’s organs, including her heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys, had been donated, saving the lives of five individuals. Furthermore, Delyon’s pancreas and skin cells were contributed to medical research.
After Delyon’s demise, Siple, initially charged with assault and attempted murder, now faces additional charges, including two counts of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter, and robbery. It remains unclear whether Siple has entered a plea for the updated charges. However, according to local news outlet KOBI5, he had pleaded not guilty to the original charges. No attorney for Siple could be reached for comment at the time of writing.