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No Link Between Albany Man and Wilberger Case

No Link Between Albany Man and Wilberger Case

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Corvallis police today say they have found no direct link between a man arrested on charges that he tried to abduct an Oregon State University student and the disappearance of 19-year-old Brooke Wilberger.

Wilberger, a Brigham Young University student, disappeared in May from an apartment complex near Oregon State.

Jessica Caywood, the stepsister of Aaron Evans, the man facing charges, told KATU TV in Portland that she believed he might be responsible for Wilberger's death.

Caywood told KATU that she thought Evans could be a suspect because of defense scratches on his face when Wilberger was reported missing.

But a Benton County undersheriff said today there was quote-- "no direct link" between Evans and Wilberger.

Evans is being held on charges of attempted kidnapping, attempted sexual abuse in a separate case.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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