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Suspicious Death Investigation - Highway 18 between Grand Ronde and Otis
06/15/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Gresham-area man reported missing to Portland Police Bureau Friday night was found deceased Saturday night along Highway 18 in the Van Duzer Corridor of Tillamook County. The public is asked for their assistance to help find the victim's missing vehicle and information related to this investigation.
 
Oregon State Police investigators working in conjunction with Portland Police Bureau, Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, and Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office report no obvious signs of a cause of death and an autopsy is scheduled Monday.
 
On June 14, 2008 at approximately 10:00 p.m. Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to a report that a man walking his dog in a wide turnout on Highway 18 near milepost 11 found a body over the edge of the highway. The citizen originally reported the discovery 90 minutes earlier but provided an erroneous location on Highway 101 where troopers responded to but could not confirm the report. Upon receiving the second call, OSP troopers and detectives responded to the location and confirmed the discovery.
 
Preliminary investigation identified the man as KINNISSO GEMACHU DHIBOO, age 32, who was listed as a missing person the night of June 13th. DHIBOO was last seen around midnight, June 12th, and was believed to be operating his black 1996 Infiniti J30 four door displaying Oregon license ZGK 474. The vehicle has not been located and is now listed as a stolen vehicle.
 
Anyone with information regarding the vehicle's location or this investigation is asked to call Oregon State Police Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.