Hermiston Woman Only Survivor of Murder Suicide
A Hermiston woman named Andria E. Bye has lost her son and friend after being the only survivor of a murder suicide carried out by a family friend. The details are still being put together but Bye (35), her son (James “JJ” Hurtado 14), and another man named Kenneth Valdez (45) were all shot by a family friend named Jason Huston (45) according to news reports. After he shot the family Huston turned the gun on himself.
Police got a call about gun shots in the area and found a left open at 130 N.W. 11th St on Madrona Avenue. After entering police found Bye, Valdez, and Huston in the bedroom. They found Bye's 14 year old son later that night out of town near Country Lane. The last time he had been seen was when Huston picket him up to go play frisby golf. Police have not identified a motive and do not want to speculate.