Decapitation of young Ashland man remains unsolved 7 years later

David Grubbs (File)

ASHLAND, Ore. - David Grubbs was heading home from his shift at Shop'n Kart in Ashland when he met his brutal end November 19, 2011.

The 23-year-old was walking on the bike path along the Bear Creek Greenway near Hunter Park when someone nearly decapitated him.

The investigation into his murder remains open with the Ashland Police Department.

Ashland Police have worked with other departments on this case over the years. The former Deputy Chief and the Detective who was previously overseeing the case took it back to Virginia and worked with the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI.

Police Chief Tighe O'Meara is very familiar with the case; he was the Patrol Sergeant on duty the day of David's murder and took over the case 6 weeks after the incident.

He says that they've been "pretty exhaustive in partnering with everyone [they] need to on this case ... somebody out there knows something and [the APD would] love to get the family and community some closure."

The reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction is over $22,000. O'Meara says he hopes this amount will motivate someone to come forward so they can finally lay David's case to rest.

If you have any information on the murder of David Grubbs, please call or text Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon at 1-800-850-0580 and refer to case number KTVL 12-25-18. You may remain anonymous.

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