Oregon man found guilty in connection with death of former NDSU student

Alexis Lynn Stormo
Alexis Lynn Stormo

MEDFORD, Ore. — A 37-year-old Oregon man accused of killing a former North Dakota State University student in 2016 was found guilty of two charges related to the crime on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Todd Levi Wilcox, of Ruch, Ore., was charged with one felony count of murder and one felony count of first-degree manslaughter, according to Jackson County District Court records.

A bench trial was held in February, and on Thursday a judge found him guilty of both charges.

A sentencing date has been set for March 8.

The victim, 23-year-old Alexis Lynn Stormo, was originally from Watertown, S.D., where she graduated high school before attending NDSU.


Authorities responded to her home in Ruch in July 2016 and found her body, according to a Jackson County Sheriff’s Department report released at that time.

KOBI-TV, a news station based in Medford, reported the prosecution argued bruises and other marks on Wilcox’s hands showed he beat Stormo to death.

The defense said the investigation was poorly handled, pointing to a lack of DNA evidence testing at the scene and what they called inadequate investigation of other suspects, KOBI-TV reported.

Todd Levi Wilcox High-Res
Todd Levi Wilcox

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