Wanted murder suspect may have been spotted in Iowa, sheriff's office says

Wanted murder suspect may have been spotted in Iowa, sheriff's office says
Dirck Morgan White.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s office says a wanted man accused of murdering a county employee in February may have been spotted in Iowa last month.

Dirck White is the prime suspect in the murder of weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter on Feb. 6.

The sheriff’s office says on April 5, the Iowa State Patrol received a 911 call from a someone who saw a silver 2004 Mercedes E320 sedan – White’s last known vehicle -- traveling on Hwy 330 near Des Moines. The caller said someone was firing gunshots out of the vehicle.

Clackamas County investigators would like to speak with the person who called 911 on April 5, or anyone else who may have seen White or the silver Mercedes.

At the time of the murder, White was a delivery driver for O'Malley Brothers Trucking in Estacada.

Waxenfelter had reportedly stopped White while White was driving a truck hauling wood for not having a license plate on the trailer. Waxenfelter was shot in the head and died at the scene. He was 47 years old.

White is also wanted in Pierce County, Wash. on a weapons charge. He is also a suspect and wanted for questioning for a sex crime regarding the rape of a child in Pierce County.

White is described as a Hispanic man who is 6-feet tall and 190 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who sees White or the suspect vehicle should call 911 immediately. Do not approach him. White is still considered armed and dangerous.

A $16,000 reward is being offered for information leading to White’s arrest.

You can call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or leave a tip online.

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