Unsolved: David Lewis (2008)

Over the last decade in Southern Oregon, the name of one road has arguably become synonymous with one unsolved murder - David Lewis. A fire on Dead Indian Memorial Road turned into an investigation that proved to be more than just another set of flames.

Posted: Feb. 27, 2017 9:02 AM
Updated: Nov. 8, 2017 9:16 AM

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Over the last decade in Southern Oregon, the name of one road has arguably become synonymous with one unsolved murder - David Lewis. A late night fire on the summit of Dead Indian Memorial Road turned into an investigation that proved to be more than just another set of flames.

It wasn’t until the next morning when crews found David Lewis’ body in his burned down home in September 2008. But it wasn’t the fire that killed him; it was a single gunshot to the head before the fire was started.

That led investigators through a murder case with no clear direction or conclusion in sight.

"I just don't feel safe with someone out there running around who is capable of causing that much destruction in people's lives," said Casey Lewis - who is David Lewis' son - in 2013. "It's a big part of my life... he was not only my father, he was my best friend."

Despite not much evidence being made public about this case, analysts, detectives, and other investigators through the years have endlessly combed over what they’ve found, looking for any clue that might lead to even a hint of closure. It’s a search that’s now turning the corner into a new decade of uncertainty.

There have still been no suspects charged in this case, all as investigators still look into any potential leads.

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