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Sheriff's Office makes arrest in July 6 homicide of Michelle Walker; tips sought


News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: July 26, 2012, 3:06 p.m.

Media and Interested Parties


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

In the early morning hours of Thursday, July 26, 2012, detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit arrested Daniel James Seale -- age 27, no current address given -- in connection with the July 6 murder of Michelle Walker in her Oak Grove apartment. 

Linked above is the probable cause statement (PDF format) used in his lodging at the Clackamas County Jail. 

Seale was lodged on the charge of Murder. The additional charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon was added at his first appearance in Clackamas County Circuit Court

The CCSO Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit are confident they have the person solely responsible for this crime in custody.  There are no outstanding suspects or accomplices being sought. 

The victim and suspect knew each other.

Daniel Seale did not list a current address.  He was described as living in a tent in a wooded area in the Oak Grove neighborhood. 

CCSO is not currently releasing any details about a motive or other details in this crime, as it is an ongoing investigation. 

Daniel Seale has multiple arrest cycles.  He is currently on felony-probation for Encouraging Child Sex Abuse II and is under the supervision of Clackamas County Community Corrections.  He is a Registered Sex Offender for that crime. 


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:

Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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