UPDATED: Sheriff's Office detectives investigating Milwaukie homicide; tips sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: July 8-9, 2012

Media and Interested Parties



UPDATE: JULY 9, 2012, 4:32 p.m.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Detectives in cooperation with the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory and the Clackamas County Interagency Major Crimes Team are currently investigating this incident as a homicide.

The victim female has been identified as Michelle Leigh Walker, 41 years old, of Milwaukie.  An autopsy was performed by the State Medical Examiners Office, and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Tips are sought from persons who may have seen Michelle Leigh Walker on Saturday, July 7 or Sunday, July 8.  Investigators are also seeking tips regarding persons or suspicious activity seen near her apartment at 4486 SE Roethe Rd in Milwaukie.


EARLIER: July 8, 2012, 6:50 p.m.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012, deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to an apartment at the 4400 block of SE Roethe Road in Milwaukie, Oregon. A female had called 911 to report suspicious circumstances at her adult daughter's residence.

When deputies arrived at the location, they found the adult daughter deceased inside.

Based on the circumstances deputies discovered at the location, detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene along with a deputy medical examiner to investigate.

Detectives are currently investigating this incident as a homicide. No information about the crime scene or the victim will be released at this time. The victim's next-of-kin are being notified.

If media responds to the scene, they are encouraged to park on SE Berghammer Street or at 4616 SE Roethe Road.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this crime.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form.
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-20253.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.

Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-20253.


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Contact Info:
Deputy Marcus Mendoza
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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