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OSP Arrests Pacific City Man in Case of Missing Albany Fisherman - John Curtis Adkins
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
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An ongoing investigation involving police agencies from Oregon and Washington culminated Tuesday afternoon in the arrest of a Pacific City man in connection with the July disappearance of an Albany man last seen on the south Washington Coast. The suspect was arrested in Oregon and is pending extradition to Washington State for arraignment related to the murder of JOHN CURTIS ADKINS, age 53, whose body has not been found.
On October 20, 2009 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives arrested ERIN DEAN RIEMAN, age 47, at his Pacific City, Oregon residence. Earlier today the Pacific County, Washington District Attorney's Office obtained a warrant for RIEMAN's arrest charging Murder in the Second Degree and Theft in the First Degree. RIEMAN was lodged in Tillamook County Jail as a Fugitive From Justice pending an initial appearance in Tillamook County Circuit Court.
On the Fourth of July weekend, ADKINS left with two men on the 48-foot fishing vessel "Tiger" from Garibaldi, Oregon to Ilwaco, Washington. ADKINS had not been heard from since he was last sighted July 5th at the Port of Ilwaco. A family member contacted Long Beach, Washington police to report him missing on July 7th. One of the men ADKINS was with on the boat trip was RIEMAN, his business partner and co-owner of the fishing vessel. Following ADKINS disappearance, RIEMAN returned back to the Garibaldi area with the fishing vessel.
The joint ongoing investigation involves OSP Criminal Investigations Division, Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Long Beach, Washington Police Department, and Pacific County District Attorney's Office. ADKINS family were notified of today's arrest.
No further information will be released without authorization from the Pacific County District Attorney's Office.