Update: Arrest - Public's Help Sought to Locate Suspect in Theft of Homicide Victim's Backpack and Wedding Ring (Photo)

June 02, 2017 11:34


Arrest: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/news/read.cfm?id=58167


Detective Mitch Hergert's email is mitchell.hergert@portlandoregon.gov. It was listed incorrectly in the initial release.



Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help to locate a person suspected of stealing the backpack and wedding ring from one of the homicide victims in Friday afternoon's attack on the MAX train.

The backpack and wedding ring belong to victim Ricky Best. The contents of the backpack include personal items important to the Best family.

The suspect is captured on surveillance video leaving the MAX train carrying Best's black backpack in his right hand. The suspect is described as a white male with a blonde hair mullet, wearing a black Jordan Brand baseball cap, a black t-shirt featuring an image of Marilyn Monroe and an American flag, black shorts, and black shoes. The suspect carrying another backpack in his left hand, unknown if it his.

Surveillance video and an image are being released to aid in this investigation. Video can be viewed and shared by visiting https://youtu.be/wShy3nbLKBQ

Anyone that can identify this suspect or the whereabouts of the backpack and wedding ring is urged to contact Detective Mitch Hergert at mitchell.hergert@portlandoregon.gov.

If the suspect in this theft would like to turn himself in to police, he is encouraged to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333, or go to Central Precinct where officers will accept his surrender.



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