Rowan says homicide investigation is progressing

By on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 in Columbia Basin News Regional News

UMATILLA COUNTY – The Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the shooting death of David Garcia-Morales, 37, of Milton-Freewater on June 30. His body was found north of Milton-Freewater and just south of Stateline Road.

“There’s quite a bit of activity around putting together all the evidence and data from various cell phones,” Rowan said.

Meanwhile, Rowan said ordinary citizens in the area should not fear for their lives.

“I can say I don’t think that there’s a public safety threat associated to this,” Rowan said. “It seems like some of the players involved were known associates to the victim in the case.”