GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The family of a Grants Pass man found murdered outside of his business last month has engaged a private investigator and will offer a reward for information that leads to the person responsible for his death.
56-year-old Kurt Krauss was shot on the morning of Monday, December 14 in the Grants Pass North Valley Industrial Park near Merlin. At the time, it was unclear from police statements if anyone had been taken into custody for the killing.
On Tuesday, Ashland-based Pacific Consulting and Investigations issued a statement indicating that Krauss' family had engaged them to assist in the investigation — offering a $50,000 reward for information on the case.
"The Oregon State Police are investigating the homicide and that investigation is continuing," PCI said. "The family through a Trust is offering a reward up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons responsible for the murder of Kurt Krauss.
"While the Oregon State Police are doing everything they can in order to conduct a complete and thorough investigation, the family wishes to assist them with their efforts by offering the reward."
A Zoom press conference has also been scheduled for Friday morning, with statements expected from a member of Krauss' family.
Tips on the case can be directed either to OSP or PCI, and the latter says it will pass on the information to police anonymously. Anyone with information is asked to contact (541) 441-2209 (PCI’s business phone) or email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to bring those responsible to justice.