Subject arraigned on murder charge

Robert Connelly






On 1/11/2017 the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a residential fire at the 56300 block of Hall Drive in the McKenzie Bridge area. When officials arrived on scene they located a deceased female in the home. The deceased was identified as 66-year-old Ronni Blair from Blue River.
After a comprehensive investigation, 47 year old Robert Connelly of McKenzie Bridge was arraigned in court today on Murder for the death of Ronni Blair. Connelly has been lodged at the Lane County Jail since January 18, 2017 on related charges. This case has been referred to the Lane County District Attorney’s Office. No other information is available at this time.

Photo Courtesy LCSO.


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