Portland, Oregon’s Jose Antonio Caraballo arrested; What did he do to Kathryn Muhibbah?

Kathryn Muhlbach of Portland, Oregon, United States has died. She was 27.

Muhlbach was born in Ramona, San Diego County, California, USA and she later lived in San Diego, San Diego County. She has two children born in 2018 and in March 2022.


In 2020, Muhlbach and her boyfriend Jose Antonio Caraballo, 43, moved to Portland to start a moving and storage company. He has connections in California, Oregon and Mexico.

Caraballo frequents Mexico often. He has contacts not only in Ramona and Chula Visa, San Diego County but also in different parts of Mexico including Tijuana and Rosarito.


At around 3:16 p.m. on December 9, 2022, Muhlbach was found dead in Powell Butte Nature Park in Portland. Caraballo was wanted on a murder charge in connection with her death and was nowhere to be found.

The manner of Muhlbach’s death was a homicide, an autopsy conducted by the Portland Police Homicide Unit determined. The cause of death was determined to be homicidal violence.

At around 2:00 p.m. on December 3, 2022, Central Point Police Department officers arrested Caraballo in Oregon. He was charged with second-degree murder.

Caraballo was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon. He will eventually be transferred to Multnomah County, Oregon.

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