SALEM -- Detectives believe a man suspected of killing a Clackamas County worker may have been at wildlife refuge south of Salem recently.
Authorities have been looking for 41-year-old Dirck Morgan White of Edgefield, Wash., since Feb. 6.
White was driving a truck loaded with firewood when he was stopped by county weighmaster, 47-year-old Grady Waxenfelter. Waxenfelter was shot and killed, and White left the scene.
Detectives believe White or somebody who knew his whereabouts may have been at the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, in Jefferson, Ore. between last Friday and Monday, according to Sgt. Dan Kraus of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
Officers didn't say what led them to the refuge, but warned nearby residents to be on alert.
Joseph Tolentino lives in Jefferson and was keeping an eye out on Friday.
"My mom called me about him being in Jefferson and my sister texted me a picture of him and said 'be on the lookout for him and lock your doors,'" said Tolentin.
Authorities ask for the public's help. Anybody who may have seen something in the vicinity, at the confluence of the Santiam and Willamette rivers, should call a tip line at 503-723-4949.
White may be driving a silver 2004 Mercedes 320 four door with Washington plates.
Investigators released a surveillance video (below) that shows White at a local store just before the murder. Police also created an informational flier to help with the search.