Predator stalked Portland girls, kept crude notes in his pocket

Predator stalked Portland girls, kept crude notes in his pocket

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A man shot and killed outside Wilson High School was stalking at least 17 other teenage girls all over Oregon, according to new court documents obtained Monday.

Detectives found chilling "surveillance notes" inside the pocket of Kelly Swoboda's pants after he was killed in March.

He is also the man police believe kidnapped a woman from a tanning salon in Milwaukie.

The notes were revealed in nearly 300 pages of transcripts just released from the Multnomah County grand jury investigation that cleared the police officer who shot Swoboda.

Prosecutors told jurors the notes show locations, vehicles, physical descriptions and even crude ratings of high school girls who likely never knew they were being stalked.

Swoboda allegedly stalked girls walking home along the quiet streets near Wilson High School, going to and from work at Clackamas Town Center, at the Southwest Portland tennis courts used by Oregon Episcopal School, and even outside a ballerina studio in Eugene.

"As he was watching her, he made a note that she's alone," an law enforcement witness in the grand jury proceeding told a juror who asked why one of the notes had the word "alone" next to the description of a teenage girl.

That particular note included the girl's blond hair color, her license plate number, a time, a date, a type of vehicle, and Swoboda's rating of the girl -- "a nine."

The court transcript also reveals prosecutors and police received emergency calls from families with students at Wilson High School in the weeks and months leading up to Swoboda's death.

One female student reported that a van followed her as she walked home from school and approached a deserted foot path through the woods, according to the transcript.

Wilson students were warned earlier this year about a white or green van that was seen following girls home. That van is believed to be Swoboda's.

Swoboda also apparently stalked women going to work at Clackamas Town Center in the morning, noting their license plate numbers.

"We think he followed one of them home later that night," the law enforcement expert witness testified in the grand jury proceeding.

A juror asked if Swoboda had the ability to track their home addresses from the license plate numbers he recorded.

"No, I don't believe he has the ability," answered the expert witness.

However, police do have that ability.

Detectives testified they used Swoboda's "surveillance notes" to identify and contact 17 girls and their families after they discovered the notes to make sure the teenagers were, in fact, not harmed.

All are safe.

A juror asked why he may have stalked teenage girls and kept notes about them.

"He's making notes on people that he finds, I don't want to use the word 'attractive,' people he's interested in for the purposes of abducting them and doing whatever he's going to do to them," answered the expert law enforcement witnesses.