Murder of Tiffany Jenks by Daniel Bruynell featured on The Wonderland Murders

Tiffany Jenks and Daniel Bruynell photo
Tiffany Perks was murdered by a man named Daniel Bruynell, who she met for the first time at a Southeast Portland bar. Pic credit: California Department of Corrections / Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

The murder of Tiffany Jenks by Daniel Bruynell is featured in the latest episode of The Wonderland Murders on Investigation Discovery.

Jenks was a 35-year-old former hydrologist with the Bonneville Power Administration who was found dead around 7:30 am on October 8, 2013, at the Blue Lake Regional Park off Marine Drive in Fairview, Oregon.

An autopsy performed by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that she died from a single gunshot wound to the head with a .357 handgun.

About a week later, police officials arrested three people, Bruynell, Michelle Worden-Brosey, and Joshua Robinett, in connection to the shooting death of Jenks.

Bruynell was charged with first-degree manslaughter, while Worden-Brosey and Robinett were charged with conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and altering the identification of a firearm.

While in police custody, Bruynell stated that he met up with Jenks in the parking lot of the Mystic nightclub in Portland. It was the first time that Bruynell, Worden-Brosey, and Robinett had met Jenks—who relatives said had been struggling with alcohol and drug addiction for years.

The foursome spent the night drinking and partying at several clubs in the area. At around 2 am, surveillance cameras captured Jenks getting into a dark-colored vehicle with Bruynell, Worden-Brosey, and Robinett.

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They drove to the Blue Lake Regional Park. When they arrived, Robinett told investigators that he exited the vehicle to urinate and Worden-Brosey followed. They ended up having sex outside, and it was during that time that they heard Jenks and Bruynell arguing in the distance.

Robinett told investigators that Jenks’ behavior was odd, and she was yelling at them.

It is unclear if Robinett’s account of what happened is true as the trio gave detectives different stories.

However, a woman who lived in the area told officers that she heard a gunshot between 2:30 am and 3 am, but it is unknown if that was the shot that killed Jenks.

Bruynell later admitted to police that he murdered Jenks at the park, but he has never given a reason why he would shoot a woman he didn’t know.

In December 2015, Bruynell pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Worden-Brosey and Robinett were sentenced to one year in prison.

The Wonderland Murders — Deadly Decision, airs at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery.

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4 years ago

Well first off dan is not the one who set this murder upl Josh is and he knew Tiffanys father. Richard Lovett seems to lie about all 152 facts he even attempts to make me not available for testifying that Tiffany was set up to die and no one cares but me her sister is telling lies..

1 year ago
Reply to  John

I agree with you.

3 years ago

Life imprisonment, no longer exists in the State of Oregon. This judge is very generous. Only 18 years in prison.

3 years ago

18 years? That’s it, for cold blooded murder? If I were her family, I’d be counting the days until he’s released. Then I’d be his judge, jury, and executioner myself.

1 year ago
Reply to  Caligula

He is not a cold blooded killer, he made a mistake!!!! He is serving his time, he is paying for what he did.

8 months ago
Reply to  Ali

Dan was set up also just point to who paid the couple to set Dan up. Don was more honest to the public than Police.

The murder did not happen because of Dan.

Michelle who is now a licensed Oregon Therapist and her loving husband Josh together mollested her daughter that night. She was 13.,

the facts of the case show that Tiffany 100% knew she was to die that night and its on recoding CCTV. The Police who helped the family lie about the murder not only failed Tiffany they cashed in and will not admit how Much money was in the will or insurance Policy..

the girl Michelle got out of jail in 11 days and got a 50$ fine reduced from the $200 fine in court..

she took the serial numbers off the gun and kidnapped Tiffany

tiffany was dead 19 minutes after they left the Bar. The car as seen by zooming into the get away car had a 4th person Police and FBI are corrupt PERIOD. This written story above is fake

1 year ago

Dan deserves a second chance, he is human after all and he made a mistake. He does not deserve to rot in prison!!! I would look more closely at why she was killed and who was truly behind it!!! Dan may have pulled the trigger, but he did not come up with this plan alone. I would be looking at those closest to her!!

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