Reward Offered In 1997 Homicide

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The Vancouver Police Department, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help and seeking information regarding an unsolved homicide.

In August 1997, the body of 17-year-old Carle McConnell, was located in the 1600 block of Devine Road. Carle’s death was ruled a homicide. This case has remained active for nearly 26 years and Detectives from the Vancouver Police Department Major Crimes Unit have maintained connection with Carle’s family, who remain committed to seeking justice for Carle.

His mother Lani McConnell shares that Carle was in the gifted child program as a young child, mowed lawns in the neighborhood, delivered newspapers, and at one point, used the money he earned to go to Washington D.C. through his school. He was a big fan of the San Diego Padres and would surprise his mom by cooking dinner for her occasionally.

Investigators are seeking tips and information that will lead to an arrest in the unsolved murder of Carle McConnell. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit

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