Jeremy Levi Gurtner


PORTLAND, OR - The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is reporting that on Saturday, April 8, 2022, the body of 44-year-old Jeremy Levi Gurtner was found in the Columbia River Slough near NE 105th Avenue and NE Alderwood Road, in Portland, Oregon. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined Mr. Gurtner’s death to be a homicide.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Detectives estimate that Mr. Gurtner had been deceased anywhere from four days to three weeks.

Jeremy’s family is asking for the public’s help. 

A family spokesperson writes, “Jeremy was a son, father, and brother. Losing him has devastated our family. He is greatly missed.  We could rely on him for just about anything. He was gifted in so many areas. A smart man with his whole life ahead of him. This past year without him has been extremely difficult. Our family will never be the same.  Having to live in a community where you don't know if the person who took the life of your loved one is sitting next to you at a coffee shop, or in line behind you at the grocery store is frightening. If you have any information as to who is responsible for the Murder of Jeremy, please come forward, so we can begin to heal.”  #justiceforJeremy.”

This is an active investigation and detectives would like to hear from anyone with information about Jeremy Gurtner’s death. Anyone with information on the homicide of Jeremy Gurtner is asked to contact Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Detective Daren Taber by phone at 503-988-4356 or by email at  . Your identity can be kept confidential.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in the homicide of Jeremy Gurtner. Anyone providing information to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous. Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding the homicide of Jeremy Gurtner should visit


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