David Michael Kalac, the man accused of beating his girlfriend to death and posting pictures of her body online, waived extradition and was returned to Washington state Thursday night to face trial on murder charges, authorities told NBC News. He is to be arraigned Friday afternoon in Kitsap County Superior Court.
Kalac, 33, surrendered to police Wednesday night in Wilsonville, Oregon, and was held in lieu of $2 million bail. He is charged with second-degree murder involving domestic violence in the death of Amber Lynn Coplin, 30, who was found dead Tuesday in the bedroom of the home they shared in Port Orchard, Washington. Before Coplin's son found her, graphic photos purporting to be those of her body were posted to the largely unmoderated online forum 4chan — photos that investigators said in court documents matched the crime scene.
The Kitsap County coroner's office said Thursday that Coplin died from strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head. Kitsap sheriff's detectives arrived Wednesday night in Oregon to interview Kalac, the sheriff's department said.
— M. Alex Johnson and Diane Duthweiler