Albany, Ore. – On Saturday, April 23, 2022, at approximately 0230 hours, an Albany Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle solely occupied by Rebekah Gasperino, a 32-year-old Albany woman, for a traffic violation.
During the course of the traffic stop, information was developed that Rebekah Gasperino may be a danger to herself or others, and officers needed to check the wellbeing of Gasperino’s 3-year-old child immediately. Officers responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Sun Place SE in Albany. During a search of the residence, the woman’s 3-year-old child was found deceased. There were no other children in the home.
Rebekah Gasperino was transported to the Albany Police Department and later taken into custody for first degree murder. The child’s father and extended family members have been notified and are cooperating with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information will be released at this time. APD Case #22-02447.
(Information from Albany Police Department)