Unsolved Homicide - 2017

Unsolved Homicide - 2017

Victim Oscar Blackwater

Tacoma Police detectives need your help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 74-year-old Oscar Blackwater.

On Monday August 21st, 2017, a friend found victim Oscar Blackwater’s body in a homeless encampment in a wooded area in the 3500 block of Pacific Ave. S. in the City of Tacoma.  The friend had been looking for Blackwater after failing to hear from him for several days.

Investigators determined that Blackwater died from homicidal violence.

At the time of his death, Oscar Blackwater was a transient and frequented the area of Pacific Ave. S. and Portland Ave. in the City of Tacoma.  He was last seen in the area of 38th St. and Pacific Ave. on the evening of Wednesday August 16th, 2017.

Detectives are looking for information on any suspicious persons and/or activity in the area where Blackwater’s body was found.  They are also looking for information on Blackwater’s whereabouts and/or any persons seen with the victim between Wednesday August 16th and Monday August 21st, 2017.

Receive up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges filed for the person responsible in this case.
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