Silverton Police Department

Jeff Fossholm, Chief of Police
Media Release


To: Valley Media Agencies
Date: August 31, 2014
Subject: Homicide Case 14-5097


On August 30, 2014, at 3:44 PM, Silverton police were dispatched to the report
of shots fired in the 200 block of Olson Rd. It was later determined that an
adult female had been murdered by homicidal violence at 217 Olson Rd. [The
victim’s name is being withheld so family can be notified].
The Marion County Homicide Assault Team (HART) was activated to assist in the
investigation along with the Marion County District Attorney’s Office. An
intensive suspect search was conducted in town and the surrounding area to the
North, by multiple law enforcement agencies. As of this media release the suspect
has not yet been located.
The suspect is this case is Jason Clifford Down, DOB 08-14—1971, 5’08 180lbs
(picture attached). He is wanted for murder and should be considered to be
armed and dangerous. Anyone seeing Down, should call 911 and report his location
to law enforcement. Down is thought to be driving a Maroon 1990 Toyota Pickup
4x4, possibly lifted, Or. License #TQR589.
Any further media releases regarding this case will come from the Marion County
District Attorney’s Office.

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