Major Crime Team Investigating Homicide of Milton-Freewater Man


The Umatilla-Morrow County Major Crime Team is investigating the homicide of a Milton-Freewater man.

The Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office released a statement on Wednesday about the death of 61-year-old George Anthony Martin, who was found by the Milton-Freewater Police Department in a home with a fatal gunshot wound.

According to the district attorney’s office, police arrived at the 100 block of S.E. Seventh St. around 10 p.m. on Saturday night after being called to the residence for a welfare check. District Attorney Daniel Primus’ office said there is little information about the motive or identity of the suspect.

The Milton-Freewater Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Oregon State Police, Hermiston Police Department, Pendleton Police Department, the Oregon State Police Crime Lab and both the Umatilla and Morrow county sheriff’s offices.