Clack. Co. offers $16K for tips in murder case

Clack. Co. offers $16K for tips in murder case

Clack. Co. offers $16K for tips in murder case

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by Cornelius Swart, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 10 at 11:12 AM

OREGON CITY, Ore. -- The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office increased the reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest a man suspected of killing a county weighmaster.

The sheriff’s office increased its reward to $16,000 for leads about the Feb. 6 shooting death of 47-year-old Grady Waxenfelter. Police have identified the suspect as Dirck Morgan White, 41, of Edgefield, Wash.

Waxenfelter stopped White while he was driving a truck loaded with firewood. White shot and killed Waxenfelter and then left the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Pierce County has an active warrant for White's arrest on a weapons charge. White was also wanted for questioning regarding the rape of a child in Pierce County, said Lt. Robert Wurpes of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

White was a delivery driver for O'Malley Brothers Trucking in Estacada, Ore. at the time of the murder.

He was described as an Hispanic man, 6-feet-tall and weighing 190 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. Deputies said he has an extensive criminal record.

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Detectives said White may be driving a white, four-door, 2004 Mercedes 320 with the Washington license plate ANB7070.

The video below is of White at a local store just days before the Feb. 6 murder, according to deputies.

Anyone with information that may help investigators was asked to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's tip line at 503 723 4949 or submit information online.

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