PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) – Investigators are urging the public to come forward with information that could help solve the killing of Ervaeua Ronchelle Herring.
Herring was found dead Sunday August 17, 2014 around 5 a.m. when Portland Police officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Eastwood Village Apartments.
Police believe that Herring’s apartment may have been targeted, though they have never officially released any potential motives. Investigators say there were multiple suspects firing guns at the apartment. Detectives say the shooting is gang-related.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy determined that Herring died as a result of the shooting. The Medical Examiner also determined that Herring was in the early stages of pregnancy at the time of her death.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.
On Friday, at a community meeting, Portland Police Lt. Mike Krantz, who supervises the Gang Enforcement Team, urged anyone with information on the killing to come forward.
“We have numerous unsolved homicides and many of those rest of one person coming forward and saying one thing,” Krantz says. “Maybe it’s one piece of information that they heard or saw somewhere. Maybe that’s the break in the whole case, but we will never know unless people have the courage to come forward and talk with us about it.”