The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the homicide investigation that began on the morning of December 6, 2020 involving victim, Mark Campbell. The crime scene has been processed by the Oregon State Police - Crime Scene unit. Evidence collected at the scene has been collected and referred to the Oregon State Police Crime Lab for analysis. No arrests have been made in connection to the homicide at this time.
The Sheriff’s Office is actively being assisted by members of the Oregon State Police, Lincoln City Police Department, Newport Police Department, Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office and the State Medical Examiner’s Office. Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers stated, “We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Mr. Campbell. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Campbell family as well as our entire Waldport community.”
Sheriff Landers continued, “Mr. Campbell was a business owner, city councilman and a friend to many. Our investigators will continue working diligently to ensure every step is taken to bring the person(s) responsible for this horrific act to justice.” The Sheriff’s Office has been reviewing and following up with leads provided by the public. Investigators have received overwhelming support from the community with information and potential leads to the case.
The Waldport community is shocked by this crime against someone so giving in their community. Campbell was on the city council for over 14-years and was co-owner of the Crestview Golf Course. According to Waldport Mayor elect Greg Holland he will be deeply missed by many. "I have known Mark for over a dozen years, he could always make me laugh. Even though we didn't see eye to eye on all issues, we always got along and was always willing to give me great advice."
Holland also recalls that Mark was very giving when it came to helping the community with fundraisers at the Golf Course and helping out being the Waldport High Golf coach. "He was always so proud of those kids when they did well." Citizens in Waldport are feeling a bit uneasy that the person(s) who committed this murder are still at large. However the Sheriff's office is working very hard to try to bring the one who killed Mr. Campbell to justice. Investigators are also asking residents with surveillance video systems in the area of Range and Crestline Drive to contact investigators.
Anybody with information related to this investigation is asked to call Detective Abby Dorsey at 541-265-0683.