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News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Sept. 2, 2015, 12:42 p.m.

UPDATE w/ NEW DETAILS: Detectives continue to investigate Sept. 2 Clackamas double murder; tips sought 

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 15-23650

UPDATE (Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 2:08 p.m.)

New photos:

Victim home from outsideUPDATE: Since the discovery of the remains of Lance Fisher and Brenda Schumacher on the morning of September 2, 2015 at the Hearthwood Village Mobile Home Park in Clackamas, detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit (HVCU) have worked tirelessly to bring closure to the case and hold those responsible accountable. 

Detectives have been conducting interviews and submitting evidence to the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory and the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory. However, detectives still believe that there is additional information that the public may have that could help solve this case.

The latest updates on the case include the following:
 
• There is a reward of up to $1,000 through Crime Stoppers of Oregon for information that leads to an arrest in this case and you can remain anonymous. For more information on the Crime Stoppers reward, click here or here

• The State Medical Examiner indicates that the manner of death in this case is homicidal violence. Detectives are now releasing that the cause of death is gunfire. Detectives believe that perhaps a suspect may have disposed of the weapon in a manner that may have caused suspicion or been observed by a person. 

• Detectives believe that while the victims were found on the Sept. 2, they actually died before that date -- and investigators are looking for tips that would assist them in further narrowing the time-frame of the murders.

• Detectives are releasing some additional photographs of the victims (attached to this release) in hopes that the pictures can remind people who knew Ms. Schumacher and Mr. Fisher (or who might recognize the deceased) to share any information that might assist investigators. 

• Any tips should be called in using the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or by using the online tip formPlease refer to CCSO Case # 15-23650.

Earlier releases on this case are reproduced below.

EARLIER (Thursday, Sept. 3): CASE CONSIDERED DOUBLE HOMICIDE; VICTIMS IDENTIFIED, SUSPECT UNKNOWN; TIPS SOUGHT

Crime Scene InvestigatorUpdates on the suspicious-death investigation that began yesterday (Sept. 2) at Hearthwood Village Mobile Home Park in Clackamas:

• Investigators now consider this case to be a double homicide. The suspect or suspects in this case are currently unknown.

• Autopsies by the State Medical Examiner's Office indicate that the two victims died of homicidal violence. The victims are identified as Lance Estler Fisher, 53, and Brenda Jean Roe Schumacher, 49. Both lived in the residence in which their bodies were discovered.

• Investigators continue to develop information. Any tips regarding this incident can be called in using the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please refer to CCSO Case # 15-23650.

A new photo from the crime scene is attached.

EARLIER (SEPT. 2, 2015, 12:42 P.M.): Two found deceased in Clackamas mobile-home park; tips sought

Hearthwood Village signAt 9:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a welfare check in the 16200 block of Hearthwood Drive, in the Hearthwood Village Mobile Home Park in Clackamas.

The residents of one of the homes in the park had reportedly not been seen for several days, and were not answering the door.

Deputies made entry into the home to check the welfare of the residents and found two people deceased within.

The deceased were both adults, one male and one female, and the deaths appeared suspicious.

The Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team responded to investigate, and are currently on-scene.

At this writing, the cause of death and identities of the deceased are not known.

TIPS SOUGHT

Any tips regarding this incident can be called in using the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please refer to CCSO Case # 15-23650.

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