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Friend speaks out after Medford woman was shot to death

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Kaylynn Klosterman was found shot to death in her apartment last Friday.

A week later, friends and family are still trying to find a way to cope.

"She was very up-spirited, very happy. Every time she'd come in the room the whole room would light up, you know. She was just always an uppity person, and loving. She had a huge heart, and so forgiving," says Corinna Erickson, a friend of the victim.

Jesse Allen was arrested the next day and has been held in the Jackson County jail since then.

Yesterday he was arraigned on the charge of murder, but Erickson says it doesn't take away the pain.

"My condolences go out to all of her family that are feeling it the hardest. All of us are feeling it but it's definitely a lot harder on them," says Erickson. "It's tragic. It's really tragic. This is a huge thing. You don't just expect that to happen to your child,"

To help out, Erickson has organized a donation-based car wash tomorrow at the Medford Food 4 Less to raise money for funeral services. Klosterman's friends will be washing cars for a suggested donation of $5 beginning at 11 am.

As for the case, the murder weapon was recovered but the D.A. is currently working to gather more evidence before Allen's next court date.

"The pre-trial conference is just a new court date to give the defense attorney and our office a little bit of time to work on getting discovery together. In a case like this, it is likely that it will get continued out a little bit further," says Alyssa Claseman, Senior Deputy District Attorney for the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

Three witnesses did testify at yesterday's hearing, two of those law enforcement, but we may not know more facts about the case until the trial has concluded.

Allen has pleaded not guilty.

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