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Crooked River Ranch man sought for murder of mom

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) --- A 29-year-old Crooked River Ranch man is on the run after being named a suspect in his mother's murder.

Oregon State Police say 65-year-old Gayla Smith was found dead in her home on SW Dove Road in Cooked River Ranch on Sunday. Her son Gavin Smith-Brown also lived in the home with her.

Smith-Brown has ties in the Portland area and Las Vegas. He may be driving one of two black Subaru Outbacks with black rims and either a 2010 with Oregon license plate 372 HFH or a 2013 with license 650 HGT.

Call 911 if you see him. 


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