Unsolved Homicides

If you know anything about the disappearance or death of the individuals listed here please contact the Detective listed for each case or call 911.

 

adamson

Name: Doug Adamson

Location: Vancouver, Washington            

Case  Number: V06-18673

Contact:  Detective Barb Knoeppel; 360 487-7436 or Barbara.knoeppel@cityofvancouver.us

Details:  Doug Adamson was reported as a missing person from Portland, Oregon.  He was murdered in Vancouver, Washington and dismembered.  Portions of his body were found on both the Oregon and Washington coastline of the Columbia River.  The manner of his death was Homicide.

alioth

Name:  Timothy Alioth
Last Known Location:  7016 Indiana Lane
Details: On February 6, 2009, at about 7:14 PM, Donna Plew and Timothy Alioth were shot and killed in the driveway of Donna Plew’s home which was located at 7016 Indiana Lane Vancouver as they were exiting Timothy Alioth’s truck. Donna Plew and Timothy Alioth were brother and sister. Mr. Alioth had been living at his sister’s home at the time of the double-murder. Donna Plew was 61 years old at the time of her murder. Timothy Alioth was 58 years old when he was murdered.

Detective Lawrence Zapata; 360 487-7420 or lawrence.zapata@cityofvancouver.us   

allison

Name: Sharon Allison     

Location: 130 W 24th Street

Case Number: V15-7464

Contact: Detective Lawrence Zapata; 360 487-7420 or lawrence.zapata@cityofvancouver.us

Details:  On May 9th, 2015; Sharon Allison was found deceased inside her apartment located at the Columbia House Apartments.  The Vancouver Police Department is seeking information on a white male adult in his forties, between 5-07 and 5-10, with light brown hair and an average build that may have frequented the complex.  The manner of her death was Homicide.

babichenko

Name:  Oleg A. Babichenko
Date of Birth: 02/26/69
Age at Time of Homicide: 28
Last Known Location:  Grand Blvd. near East 28th St

Contact: Sergeant Jeff Kipp; 360 487-7440 or jeff.kipp@cityofvancouver.us

Details: On October 31, 1997 at 07:38 a.m. Oleg Babichenko died when a bomb exploded in his car while he was pulled over on Grand Blvd. near East 28th St.

 

cole

Name:  Sara J. Amelia Cole
Location:  901 W 16th Street
Case Number: 110000-65 & V04-16683
Contact: Sergeant Jeff Kipp;
360 487-7440; email: jeff.kipp@cityofvancouver.us

Details:  On August 27, 1967, a white male, between the ages of 20-25, approximately 5-06 to 5-08 in height, with a dark complexion broke into the residence of Cole and another elderly female and assaulted and robbed them.  Cole died from injuries sustained in the attack.

ellis

Name: Michael Ellis

Location: 1011 W 13th Street

Case Number: V12-10019

Contact: Detective Neil Martin; 360 487-7423 or neil.martin@cityofvancouver.us      

Details: In June 2012, Vancouver Police Officer’s responded to Ellis’ residence to perform a welfare check.  Ellis was found inside the residence deceased and the manner of his death was Homicide

terri-foster

Name:  Terri L. Foster
Date of Birth: 07-09-56
Age at Time of Homicide: 21
Last Known Location:  David Douglas Park, 1100 N. Garrison Rd

Contact: Detective Tom Topaum
360 487-7425 or tom.topaum@cityofvancouver.us

Details:  On December 24, 1977 Terri Foster was found deceased in David Douglas Park, 1100 N. Garrison Rd, which was under construction at that time. Her manner of death was homicide.

 

frasier

Name:  Audrey Frasier
Date of Birth: 4-24-1968
Age at Time of Homicide: 26
Last Known Location:  8011 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. #F-11 Vancouver, WA
Details: Single Female found deceased in her apartment where she lived with her then 5 year old son.

Anyone with information about Audrey Frasier's death is asked to contact Detective Barb Knoeppel; 360-487-7436 or barbara.knoeppel@cityofvancouver.us

gallagher

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Name: Ashley Gallagher 

Location: 1900 Bridgecreek Avenue

Case Number:    94-6772

Contact:  Detective Carole Boswell; #360 487-7416; email: carole.boswell@cityofvancouver.us

Details:  Child’s mother awakens to find Infant Ashley Gallagher deceased in the family residence.  The manner of death was determined to be Homicide.

german

Name:  Yakov V. German
Date of Birth: Unknown
Age at Time of Homicide: 36
Last Known Location:  Unknown

Contact: Sergeant Jeff Kipp; 360 487-7440 or jeff.kipp@cityofvancouver.us

Details: On May 3, 2004, Yakov German, a Russian immigrant, was found deceased and buried in the woods in Cowlitz County, Washington. An autopsy showed he died of multiple stab wounds. The investigation into Yakov German’s death showed he disappeared from Vancouver, Washington on August 10, 2003. Yakov German worked in construction.

 

hans

Name:  Jagmohan "Jim" Hans
Date of Birth: 1-15-1951
Age at Time of Homicide: 49
Last Known Location:  14111 NE 9th Street, Vancouver, WA
Details: During the early morning hours of August 14, 2000, suspect comes to the front door of the Hans residence. Jim Hans answers the door and is killed in the entry way of his home.

Anyone with information about Jim Hans' death is asked to contact Detective Neil Martin; 360 487-7423 or neil.martin@cityofvancouver.us

haske

Name:  Christopher M. Haske
Date of Birth:  6/6/1983
Age at Time of Homicide:  27
Last Known Location:  12007 NE 40th Circle, Vancouver, WA
Details:  On February 1st, 2011 in the afternoon hours, Christopher Haske and Kenneth Koltz were found deceased in their residence.  The manner of their deaths was homicide.

Anyone with any information regarding the death of Christopher Haske or Kenneth Koltz contact Detective Darren McShea at (360) 487-7431 or darren.mcshea@cityofvancouver.us

knutson

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Name:  Gloria Nadine Knutson 
Location: Lacamas Lake
Case Number: 74-10-91 & 14-383
Contact: Detective Lawrence Zapata;

360 487-7420; email: lawrence.zapata@cityofvancouver.us

Details:  The body of Gloria Knutson was found at Lacamas Lake in 1978, she had disappeared from Vancouver in June 1974.

koltz

Name:  Kenneth W. Koltz
Date of Birth:  2/28/1978
Age at Time of Homicide:  32
Last Known Location:  12007 NE 40th Circle, Vancouver, WA
Details:  On February 1st, 2011 in the afternoon hours, Christopher Haske and Kenneth Koltz were found deceased in their residence.  The manner of their deaths was homicide.

Anyone with any information regarding the death of Christopher Haske or Kenneth Koltz contact Detective Darren McShea at (360) 487-7431 or darren.mcshea@cityofvancouver.us
 

mcconnell

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Name: Carle McConnell 

Location: 1600 Block Devine Road

Case Number: 97-10695

Contact:  Sergeant Jeff Kipp; #360 487-7440 or jeff.kipp@cityofvancouver.us

Details: Carle McConnell’s body was found in August 1997.  The manner of McConnell’s death was Homicide.

micheletti

Name:  Misty Micheletti 

Location: Columbia River

Case Number: V94-661

Contact: Corporal Neil Martin at (360) 487-7423 or neil.martin@cityofvancouver.us  

Details: In 1994, Misty was a missing juvenile from Vancouver, Washington and her body was found in the Columbia River the same year of her disappearance.

plew

Name:  Donna Plew
Last Known Location:  7016 Indiana Lane
Details: On February 6, 2009, at about 7:14 PM, Donna Plew and Timothy Alioth were shot and killed in the driveway of Donna Plew’s home which was located at 7016 Indiana Lane Vancouver as they were exiting Timothy Alioth’s truck. Donna Plew and Timothy Alioth were brother and sister. Mr. Alioth had been living at his sister’s home at the time of the double-murder. Donna Plew was 61 years old at the time of her murder. Timothy Alioth was 58 years old when he was murdered.

Detective Lawrence Zapata; 360 487-7420 or lawrence.zapata@cityofvancouver.us   

schaupp

Name:  Maria Schaupp

Location: Esther Short Park

Case Number: 00-12404

Contact:  Sergeant Jeff Kipp; #360 487-7440 or jeff.kipp@cityofvancouver.us

Details:  In July 2000, the body of Maria Schaupp was found in Esther Short Park.  The manner of her death was Homicide.

taalid

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Name: Lori Taalid

Location: 4th/Columbia St

Case Number: V05-434

Contact:  Sergeant Jeff Kipp; 360 487-7440 or jeff.kipp@cityofvancouver.us

Details:  In March 2005, Taalid’s body was found underneath an I-5 overpass.  The manner of her death was Homicide.