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Billboard erected in Vancouver asks for help solving 2015 Long Beach murder

By Jerzy Shedlock, Columbian Breaking News Reporter
Published: March 23, 2020, 2:03pm

Vancouver residents may have noticed a different kind of billboard on Northeast St. Johns Boulevard.

It reads “Who MURDERED Jeffrey Beach?” and offers a $36,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Jeffrey Beach, 36, was killed in Long Beach on July 3, 2015. He was in the Pacific County town for a softball tournament. He was reportedly assaulted and left near the dunes by 120th Place and later died of a traumatic brain injury, The Chinook Observer reported.

“My son was beaten to death in a senseless act of violence … The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the case but have yet to charge anyone,” Beach’s father, Keith Beach, said in an email.

The billboard on St. Johns Boulevard went up Feb. 24. Keith Beach said it will remain at that location for a couple of months and then will rotate among three other locations in Vancouver for four months.

The father said he chose Vancouver for the billboard because it is believed the suspects, or others who may know something about his son’s death, live in Clark County.

The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office did not return a call for comment and to verify those investigative details.

Keith Beach said he is trying everything to help law enforcement solve his son’s murder case, and he hopes the reward will entice someone to come forward with information.

The reward rose to $36,000 in June 2018 after a Long Beach businessman contributed an additional $25,000 to an existing $10,000 reward from Jeffrey Beach’s parents and $1,000 from Crime Stoppers, according to The Chinook Observer.

Columbian Breaking News Reporter