UPDATED: Detectives investigating homicide in Oak Grove

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: June 21 - July 13, 2015



UPDATE (July 13, 2015, 1:38 p.m.) -- Daniel Gillispie arrested in murder of Alexander Mosbey

Booking photo: Daniel Gillispie arrest from Clark CountySince the June 20 death of Alexander Mosbey, detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit, Oregon State Police, and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team have worked tirelessly to bring the person or persons to justice who murdered Mr. Mosbey.

On Thursday, July 9, 2015, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Daniel Ryan Gillispie, age 29, for the murder of Mr. Mosbey.

At the time the warrant was issued, Mr. Gillispie was already in custody at the Clark County, Washington jail on a matter not believed to be related to the murder in Clackamas County.

Mr. Gillispie is believed to be a resident of Oregon City.

The cause of death was previously reported to be homicidal violence and can now be expanded to include the information that Mr. Mosbey was stabbed with a knife. The victim and Mr. Gillispie were acquaintances.

It is not yet known when Mr. Gillispie will be transported to Oregon.

This case has been submitted to the Clackamas County District Attorney.

Detectives are continuing their investigation and additional arrests are possible.

If there are questions, please contact Sgt. Kraus via email.


Crime Stoppers of Oregon is now offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in the homicide of Alexander Mosbey. Details can be found here.

You can leave a Crime Stoppers tip online, or text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.

EARLIER: June 22nd, 2015 3:27 PM

: Victim Alexander Lee Mosbey, age 26Detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit and the Clackamas County Interagency Major Crimes Team continue to make contacts, gather evidence, and follow up on leads related to the homicide of Alexander Mosbey.

One of the challenges in this case is the location where the homicide occurred, 14010 SE Briggs Street in unincorporated Milwaukie. It appears that in the last few years the house has descended into disrepair and there has been a large volume of persons living at the home and in the yard of the home. In 2015 the Clackamas County Sheriff has responded to 12 calls for service at that location including drug complaints, noise complaints, and vehicle related complaints. In 2014 the number of calls was 9. In prior years the numbers have been similar. There are dozens of people associated with the address in recent years.

Detectives are requesting persons who have lived at the house or otherwise have information about the persons who are associated with the residence contact the tip line so that they can be contacted by detectives.

EARLIER: June 21st, 2015 2:04 PM

The victim in this homicide has been identified as:

Mosbey, Alexander Lee
Age 26
No permanent address

Linked above is a photo from Mosbey's most recent booking on 6-18-15.

EARLIER (June 21st, 2015 7:46 a.m.) -- Detectives investigating homicide in Oak Grove

On 6-20-15 at about 9:45 pm a person called 911 advising of a death at a residence in the 14000 block of Briggs St in Milwaukie.

Clackamas County Sheriff patrol units respond to the home, which they were able to identify with the information provided by the caller. The deputies discovered a deceased 25 year old male with significant indicators that the death was from homicidal violence.

Homicide and Violent Crime Unit detectives and the Clackamas County Medical Examiner responded to investigate and have now been joined by units from the Clackamas County Interagency Major Crimes Team.

Detectives have tentatively identified the victim, but withholding the name pending confirmation by the medical examiner and notification of family members.

Investigators are currently executing a search warrant for at the residence.

Additional information would aid in propelling this investigation forward. We are requesting the assistance of any members of the public who might have information regarding this homicide by calling the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or filling out the e-mail form.


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Contact Info:
Detective Sergeant Dan Kraus
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office