On Friday morning, October 20th, Clackamas County Sheriffs Office homicide investigators responded to the report of a body discovered submerged in Johnson Creek, along the Springwater Corridor Trail just north of the intersection of Johnson Creek Boulevard and Bell Avenue in Clackamas County.
The murder victim has been identified as Andrew William Corpe; born in August, 1962. Corpe is considered a transient with no established place of residence and was well acquainted with local law enforcement. He had previously been arrested 24 times in the State of Oregon, on charges including controlled substance offenses, assaulting a public safety officer, driving under the influence, assault 4, burglary, theft, and failures to appear. In addition, Andrew William Corpe had an additional arrest history in the State of Colorado, for crimes identified as burglary, assault, and menacing.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit investigators are reported actively pursuing this investigation, and announce the availability of a reward of up to $1,000 for critical information concerning the murder investigation. Anyone with information concerning this murder investigation is requested to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503/723 - 4949.
The corridor is a popular commuting and exercise trail, and only the day before the body was discovered in the creek had been opened between Sellwood and Ardenwald on the new "Three Bridges" across Johnson Creek in Sellwood, McLoughlin Boulevard, and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in Ardenwald, between Tacoma and Ochoco Streets.