***End update*** ***Reward Increase*** The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of a cow moose in Wallowa County. reward is paid for by the Oregon Hunter's Association, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.
The Oregon Hunter's Association has increased the reward to ,250 for information leading to an arrest or citation in this case. On February 7, 2017, two hikers located skeletal remains of a missing person reported on June 26, 2012 to the Medford Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Brian Miller through the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or email at Brian. Contrary to social media outlets, only one body was recovered.
Additionally, it had been reported the skeletal remains appeared to have been bound. Evidence located at the scene supports this was a suicide by means of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
OSP with the assistance of the Harney County Sheriff's Office, Malheur County Sheriff's Office and an agent from the Bureau of Land Management attempted to locate the blue Ford F150 pickup that the subject was reported to be driving.
At approximately pm PT, a vehicle matching the description was located near milepost 163 on US 20 parked off the shoulder of the roadway.
This area of the White River Wildlife area is known as the Cody barn and is a feeding station for wintering elk which are already struggling due to high snow fall this season.
Due to the proximity of homes in the area the Oregon State Police is requesting that if someone heard or has information on the unlawful taking of these elk to contact Sr.
After investigators arrived they found the bodies of Jerry and Joann Jackson inside the residence with several wounded dogs, one of which succumbed to injuries later.
They were able to use DNA analysis to tie the suspect, BRIAN SCOTT KILLIAN, to the stolen vehicle, several crime scenes, and other key evidence.
The DNA was a critical factor in the successful prosecution of this case. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.
OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers responded and found a cow moose had been shot and some of the meat left to waste. An extensive search of the area where the vehicle had initially been seen was conducted by Search and Rescue operations and no evidence was located.
The subsequent Investigation revealed the moose was most likely shot in the late evening hours of December 1, 2016 or early morning hours of December 2, 2016. There are no lawful hunts that allow the harvesting of moose in Oregon. Cook's remains were discovered less than a mile from where the vehicle he was reportedly driving at the time of his disappearance.
Trooper Brent Ocheskey -- The Dalles Area Command at 541-296-9646 or the Oregon State Police Turn in Poachers Tip line at 800-452-7888.