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News Release
Reward Still Offered to Solve the 2018 Murder of Cody Oller - 01/08/21

January 8, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau are asking the public for information to help solve the murder of Cody Oller.

“Cody was just 25 years old. He moved here from Kansas to live with his sister. He worked at a hotel in downtown. His life here in Portland was just beginning. He had a job and strong family support. We believe there are people either in Portland, Kansas or Missouri who have information about Cody’s death. If that’s you, please come forward,” said Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt.

This investigation started on January 8, 2018 when officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct responded to a report of gunfire at Fernhill Park, located in the 6000 block of Northeast 37th Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and located Cody lying on the ground inside the park.

Responding emergency medical personnel determined that Cody was deceased. The Oregon State Medical Examiner later determined that Cody’s death was the result of a gunshot wound and ruled the death a homicide.

Despite the ongoing investigative follow up being conducted on this case, there is no suspect information.

Oller's family has pledged a reward of $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Oller's death.

Anyone with information about Cody’s death is asked to contact Portland Police Detective Scott Broughton at 503-823-3774 or roughton@portlandoregon.gov">Scott.Broughton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Rico Beniga at 503-823-0457 or ico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov">Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov.

To be considered for the $20,000 reward, persons with information must contact the primary Portland Police Bureau detectives directly.

Media can view and download a short video statement from Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt by clicking here. The video includes new photos of Cody released by his family and b-roll of Fernhill Park in Portland, 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.

Tips submitted to Crime Stoppers of Oregon are secure and untraceable. Click here to submit an anonymous tip.

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Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

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