Molalla man killed in double homicide near Beavercreek
A former Molalla man is one of two men found dead near Beavercreek Tuesday evening.
Detectives have identified one victim as Dustin Louis Childress, 40, a transient whose last known address is in Molalla. The second victim will be identified following an autopsy and family notifications.
At approximately 5:46 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies responded to a report that someone had fired shots on rural property in the 19200 block of S. Upper Highland Rd. in Beavercreek.
During a search of the property, a deputy located two male bodies near a property gate, according to information from Sgt. Brian Jensen, CCSO spokesman. Girlfriends of the two men called 911 after they heard gunshots and were unable to find the two men on the property, he said. It was not yet clear who lives on the land or if the men had any connection to it, he said.
Cause of death for both victims is still under investigation, and the sheriff's office is not releasing further investigative details at this time.
Jensen said investigators had not determined whether it was a double homicide or a murder-suicide.
The Clackamas County Medical Examiner, CCSO detectives, and members of the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team are investigating.
Upper Highland Road was closed between Schuebel School Road and Ridge Road. Investigators are currently canvassing the area, interviewing neighbors, and searching the crime scene.
The road reopened for normal traffic by 3:30 Wednesday, March 15. Drivers are urged to use caution, as road crews and investigators continue to work in the crime scene and surrounding area where two men were found shot to death Tuesday evening.
More information will be available as it is released.
Detectives are seeking tips in this double homicide. Anyone with information is urged to contact us using the Sheriff's Office Tip Line; by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp .
Please reference CCSO Case # 17-6892.