Shocking Murder: Woman Fatally Beaten With Can of Soup

Medford, Oregon – A 22-year-old man is facing murder charges after a 51-year-old woman died from injuries sustained during a brutal attack with a can of soup. Anthony Siple has been charged with multiple counts, including second-degree murder and first-degree robbery, in connection with the killing of Jessa D. Delyon.

The shocking incident took place on November 18 after police received a report of a disturbance on North Keene Way Drive in Medford. Callers stated that they heard a woman screaming and witnessed a man attacking her. Shortly after, the suspect, identified as Siple called 911 and admitted to assaulting a female, albeit incoherently.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers apprehended Siple, who was walking away with evidence of his involvement in the assault. Meanwhile, the victim was found nearby in serious condition and was rushed to a hospital. The Medford Police Department says Delyon died December 5, nearly three weeks after she was attacked on the street.

Siple and Delyon do not appear to have known each other prior to the attack. According to the police, Delyon frequently walked in the area around the assault. The police described the weapon used as a blunt object; the object was later identified as an unopened can of soup. This heinous act has brought attention to the rarity of stranger-on-stranger assaults and serves as a reminder for people to remain vigilant during outdoor activities.

In a heartfelt statement shared on a GoFundMe page, Delyon’s daughter expressed her grief over losing her mother. She advised that her mom had suffered significant brain injuries before she eventually died. She also revealed that her mother’s organs—her heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and skin cells—were donated, saving the lives of five individuals and contributing to medical research.

Siple has pleaded not guilty in connection to the charges. As the investigation continues, our thoughts are with the victim’s family as they navigate this tragic loss. The Medford Police Department urges everyone to take necessary precautions for personal safety, such as walking in groups, remaining aware of surroundings, and carrying protective measures.