Dave Lewis Ashland Oregon

Hyatt Lake Oregon Murder of Dave Lewis

Jackson County Sheriff Department Press Release

 

 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Today Marks the 6th Anniversary for Two Unsolved Murders

Today Marks the 6th Anniversary for Two Unsolved Murders

On September 4th, 2008, two suspicious deaths were reported to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.   After a preliminary investigation, both deaths were determined to be homicides. 

In the early morning hours of September 4th, 2008, two separate structure fires were reported on Dead Indian Memorial Road.  The first was a seasonal cabin, located at 18196 Dead Indian Memorial Road.  The entire cabin burned and the cause of the fire was determined to be Arson. 

Within an hour of the first reported fire, a second fire was reported at 12801 Dead Indian Memorial Road, the residence of David Lewis, 46.  David Lewis’ remains were found within the burned structure and further investigation revealed that Lewis died as a result of homicidal violence.  The cause of the fire to Lewis’ residence was also determined to be Arson.

Later that same day, Troy Dean Carney, 44, was found deceased in his campsite on the Bear Creek Greenway.  Investigators determined that Carney died as a result of being shot with a firearm.

Initially during the investigation, detectives believed there was a link between the two murders.  However, after extensive forensic tests it is believed the two cases are not linked.

 The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case team continues to investigate both murders.  Both cases are still considered active investigations.

 Anyone with any information about either murder can call the Jackson County Tip Link at 541-774-8333.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Long Years Later. No Justice is Served. Murder.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE : Ashland, Oregon

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TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD OFFERED
 
for an arrest in the Dave Lewis murder investigation
 
 
Double arson/ Double homicide

 
The Friends of Dave Lewis & Lewis family;  and local law enforcement are requesting assistance from the media and the public to provide further information which links homicide victims, David Lewis and a truck lumper,  through known associates or other means.

A reward is offered in this case for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.
 
 Anyone with any information is asked to please call Oregon Crime Stoppers. Anonymously if necessary.

503.823.HELP (4357)  or  1-800-850-0580
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The search continues for clues surrounding the murder of
 
David  Edwin Lewis.
 
On September 4th, 2008, two suspicious deaths were reported. After a preliminary investigation, both deaths were determined to be homicides.
 
In the early morning hours of September 4th, 2008, two separate structure fires were reported on Dead Indian Memorial Road. The first was a seasonal cabin, located at # 18196 Dead Indian Memorial Road, Keno Quarry swim-hole vicinity.   The entire cabin burned and the cause of the fire was determined to be arson.
 
Within an hour of the first reported fire, a second fire was reported at the summit, #12801 Dead Indian Memorial Road, the residence of David Lewis, date of birth 12/23/61.
 
David Lewis’ remains were found within the burned, historical structure and further investigation revealed that Lewis died as a result of homicidal violence.  The cause of the fire to Lewis’ residence was also determined to be quick-burning arson.
 
He was a long-time resident of Ashland, Oregon and well loved in the Howard Prairie - Hyatt lake community.
 
A truck lumper, date of birth 08/26/64, was found deceased on September 4th, 2008 in his campsite on the Bear Creek Greenway. Investigators determined that he died as a result of being shot with a firearm.
 
He returned to Jackson County, Oregon in July of 2008 after an approximately 10 year absence. He was a truck lumper and was camping on the Bear Creek Greenway just south of Central Point (He frequented the Central Point Pilot Truck Stop).

Through the course of the investigation, an evidential link between the two homicides was discovered.
 
Both of these homicide cases are open and considered cold-cases.
 
The Lewis'  and some law officials are requesting assistance from the media and the public to provide further information which links David Lewis and the lumper  through known associates or other means.

Anyone with any information is asked to please call 

 

Crime Stoppers  1-800-850-0580 or 503-823-HELP .

 

You can make a difference in your community.

 

And you can remain anonymous if you want to.

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