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  1. #1
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    Sep 2007
    City of Brotherly Shove

    OR - Dana Crippen, 50, homeless, murdered, Oregon City, 25 Nov 2011


    OREGON CITY — A 50-year-old woman who said she spent most nights last winter outdoors and was well-known among the homeless people of Eugene was slain last week beside a bicycle path north of Oregon City, sheriff’s officials said.

    Authorities wouldn’t say how Dana Crippen was killed but described it as “traumatic homicidal violence.”

    Ashland connection?

    Police in Oregon City and Ashland said that based on the circumstances of the slayings they doubted there was a connection between Crippen’s death and the recent slaying of a 23-year-old Ashland grocery clerk on a bicycle path. But the agencies noted they haven’t ruled out the possibility.

    Current thread for Ashland case.

    OR ALERT: David Michael Grubbs, Bike Path Murder, Ashland - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
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  2. #2
    And we're still missing cyclist Mark Bosworth....


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    City of Brotherly Shove
    remind me not to ride a bike in Oregon....... lord.

    These 3 cases are so vastly different (other than a bike path) - but it's hard to avoid speculating some sort of potential connection.
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    [QUOTE"I knew her a long time ago. She had one of the brightest inner lights of kindness you could know. She gave freely regardless of her circumstances. She was miscast in this world. She should have been in the world of the Arts, maybe as a writer. Instead, she got dealt a bad hand from birth, and could never really overcome it over the years. It led to homelessness. But even there, she never lost her humanity. She would give in spite of the cost to herself. That's why I can't believe this, that this person was left alone at the end. With no one. What's wrong with us, as a society? We give the homeless that monicker, and just move on. Discarded. Dana was far, far more than her circumstances. She was a beautiful person who never lost her humanity, in spite of where she was at in life. This was no ordinary person. I pray, Dana, you have the peace you always wanted."QUOTE] - quoted - written by someone (Tony) that knew Dana Crippen.

    A woman found dead along a Happy Valley bike path was the victim of "traumatic homicidal violence," said Clackamas County sheriff's deputies.

    Dana Crippen, 50, was previously known to be homeless and living in the Eugene area, according to investigators.

    A passerby flagged down a deputy around 1 a.m. Friday to report an injured woman on the bike path under Johnson Creek Boulevard, west of I-205.

    Investigators believe Crippen was killed in the area around that time. They do not know why she was in Clackamas County.

    The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to hear from people with information about this crime or anyone who was around the bike path late Thursday or Friday before 1 a.m.

    Call the confidential tip line at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form.

    Reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #11-35196.

    The public can also submit tips through text messages. Send the text to CRIMES (274637), with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.

    Copyright KPTV 2011. All rights reserved.



  5. #5
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    Jan 2012
    Don't forget another victim Troy Dean Carney was murdered in Central Point, OR off the bike path. He was homeless as well, I believe.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Gulf Coast
    Troy was not homeless. He worked loading & unloading tractor trailers. He was camped near the pilot truck stop just off the bike path on the Bear Creek Greenway. He was camped there while waiting to get more work on another truck hauling funiture & make his way back to the east coast. He was killed the evening of Sept. 1st. and was supposed to leave town that next morning.
    News reports keep saying he was a homeless man living on the Bear Creek Greenway. Those reports were not true. Troy's mom..

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