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Reward offered for murder suspect Dirck White

Donations accepted for family of victim Grady Waxenfelter


by: CONTRIBUTED - Dirck WhiteA $7,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Dirck White, 41, wanted for the Feb. 6 murder of Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Clackamas County is putting up $5,000 of the reward money with O'Malley Brothers Trucking offering $2,500.

Investigators have uncovered new evidence, according to a Clackamas County press release, and believe that White or someone with knowledge of White's whereabouts may have been in the area of the Ankeny Hill Wildlife Refuge near Salem between Feb. 21 and Feb. 24.

“Persons who might have been in the area during that time or who may have knowledge of the area during this time period are encouraged to call without hesitation, as bringing White to justice is a very high priority and no piece of information is considered insignificant,” the release states.

White was last seen driving a silver 2004 Mercedes 320 with Washington license plate ANB7070. He is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who sees White should call 9-1-1. Tips also can be made to the Clackamas Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or by filling out the email form that can be found at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html.

White was a delivery driver for O'Malley Brothers Trucking in Estacada, the press release states, and the owner and staff have been cooperative with investigators.

Waxenfelter reportedly had stopped White while he was hauling wood in an O'Malley truck for not having a license plate on the trailer. White then allegedly shot Waxenfelter at 11 a.m. Feb. 6 at the intersection of Southeast Amisigger Road and Highway 224 near Boring.

The search also spread last week to the Helena, Mont., area, where White has family.

Detectives also have been in contact with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office in Washington, which has an active warrant for White's arrest on a weapons charge. White also is a suspect and wanted for questioning for a sex crime regarding the rape of a child in Pierce County, according to the press release.

The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation has set up a donation fund for the Waxenfelter family. The foundation has no overhead expenses, and 100 percent of donations will go directly to the family to help cover expenses.

Donations can be made at any Clackamas County Federal Credit Union branch or can be mailed to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 678, Clackamas, 97015. Checks should be made out to CCPOBF with "Grady Waxenfelter Fund" in the in the memo line.

More information about the foundation can be found at http://ccpobf.org.



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