REWARD: Crime Stoppers offers reward in slaying of homeless man in Hazel Dell

Up to $1,000; David Michael Gates was 61




News Release from: Portland Police Bureau


Posted: October 7th, 2011 2:07 PM

The Clark County (WA) Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for the public’s help in solving a homicide in Clark County, Washington.

On Monday, September 5, 2011, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the parking lot of Riverview Bank, located at 1220 Northeast 88th Street, for a death investigation. The deceased was identified as 61-year-old David Michael Gates of Vancouver, Washington. The cause of death has been determined to be a homicide.

There is little information known or available to the Sheriff’s Office about Gates other than he is transient and that he frequents the Hazel Dell area of Clark County and regularly visits the local Hazel Dell businesses.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is asking assistance from anyone having information as to Gates’ whereabouts on Sunday September 4th and Monday September 5th as well as any assistance on Gates’ associates.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Major Crimes Unit Detectives Kevin Harper or Lindsay Schultz at: 1-877-Crime11 (1-877-274-6311) or email them at

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online at, or text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip.