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Public asked to help solve Gresham homicide

Photo Credit: KOIN 6 NEWS - Police at the scene of a homicide at the Bell Acre Mobile Home Park in Gresham.The body of a woman found Saturday in her Gresham mobile home is being investigated as a homicide.

The victim is identified as Deanna L. Strivahtis, 70, who lived at that location.

The Gresham Police Department is asking for the public to help locate a vehicle that belonged to Strivahtis. It is a 1989 dark green Dodge Caravan with extensive previous damage on the passenger side and an Oregon license plate of WQS 804.

If the vehicle is spotted, do not attempt to contact the occupant or occupants, but call 911 immediately.

According to the Gresham Police Department, at 12:21 p.m. on Oct. 11, officers were called to a residence at the Bell Acre Mobile Home Park in the 2900 block of Northeast Division. Relatives of a woman who lives there had come to check on her. Officers and emergency medical personnel determined she was deceased.

Detectives and the medical examiner were called out because of the suspicious nature of the death, and they determined it to be a homicide. The East County Major Crimes Team was activated and continues to investigate this case. The team is composed of detectives from Gresham Police, Troutdale Police, Fairview Police, Oregon State Police and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office as well as the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

If anybody has information about the homicide or location of the vehicle, they are asked to call the Gresham Police Tips Line at 503-618-2719. Messages can be left anonymously.

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