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Detectives ask help with lead in Clackamas slaying

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Detectives say they're investigating a possible link between a man suspected of killing a Clackamas County worker and a wildlife refuge south of Salem.

Authorities have been looking for 41-year-old Dirck Morgan White of Edgefield, Wash., since Feb. 6.

The sheriff's office said Friday detectives believe White or somebody who knew his whereabouts may have been at the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge between last Friday and Monday.

Officers wouldn't disclose why they believe that. They asked for public help: Anybody who may have seen something in that vicinity should call a tip line at 503-723-4949.

The wildlife refuge is at the confluence of the Santiam and Willamette rivers near Jefferson.

White was identified as the driver of a truck loaded with firewood stopped by the county weighmaster, 47-year-old Grady Waxenfelter.

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