Reward offered in 2009 homicide of woman in Douglas County
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a 2009 homicide in Glendale, Oregon.
In in the early evening hours of Thursday, October 1, 2009, an unknown person entered a home at 6134 Azalea Glen Road and shot the resident, 88-year-old Helen Berleta Long, and her daughter, 59-year-old Barbara Lea Tooley of Damascus, Oregon.
Tooley died at the scene. Long suffered serious injuries requiring extensive medical treatment. She passed away in March 2013 at the age of 91.
Detectives do not have any leads or known reason why Tooley and Long may have been the target of violence.
The suspect is described as an adult male of average height, thin build, wearing a dark (possibly fake) beard. Clothing has been described as dark gray or black pants, light blue or gray hooded sweatshirt with pockets in the front. He was also seen wearing a small dark colored backpack.
This individual has been associated with a small, black, late-1990s to early-2000s SUV, similar in style to a Toyota 4-Runner. The vehicle has also been described as a small black pickup with a canopy. The vehicle has a black bumper, rear window visor and tinted windows.
A suspect sketch as well as stock vehicle images have been released to aid in this investigation.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.
Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.
Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.