Reward Offered In Vancouver Homicide

Vancouver Police and Crime Stoppers of Oregon need your help solving the murder of a security guard in February of 2018.

On February 26th, 2018, at around 12:15 a.m., Police responded to the report of a man lying on the ground of a parking lot of a business complex on the 2800 block of Southeast Columbia Way.

When officers arrived, they found 83-year-old Benjamin Lyons dead from several sharp and blunt force injuries. Police say Lyons was working as an on-duty security guard at the time of his death. 

Lyons death is being investigated as a homicide.

Detectives from the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit is investigating. They are asking anyone who may have information related to this homicide to contact Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered that leads to an arrest. 

Information learned from social media sites should be shared as these tips may lead to the identity of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip by visiting the app store and downloading P3 Tips, online at, or call 503-823-HELP (4357).  


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