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16-year-old charged with murder of Milana Li

Published: May. 11, 2022 at 8:22 PM PDT|Updated: May. 20, 2022 at 1:45 PM PDT
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BEAVERTON Ore. (KPTV) - A juvenile has been charged with murder in the first degree for the death of 13-year-old Milana Li.

On May 11, The Beaverton Police Department officially ruled the death of Li a homicide after her body was found around 3 p.m. the previous day in a small stream near the Westside Trail in Westside Linear Park. An autopsy performed on Li confirmed the death was a homicide.

The Beaverton P.D. said Friday, May 20, a juvenile had been charged with murder in the first degree in Washington County Juvenile Court for the death of Li. Washington County Sheriff’s Office identified the juvenile as 16-year-old Daniel Ryan Gore.

According to WCSO, Gore was on probation at the time of murder with the Juvenile Department for second-degree theft, second-degree arson and second-degree criminal mischief.

Prior to the arrest, Beaverton Police Department spoke on Li’s death:

“When a 13-year-old is murdered in our community that’s obviously a tragic event that rocks our community and our police department. And, I want our community to know that the full power of the Beaverton Police Department’s investigative staff is working this case. And we’re gonna find who did this to Milana,” said Matt Henderson of the Beaverton Police Department.

Li was first reported missing around 1:10 p.m. Monday, May 9 by her mother. She was last seen alive at her apartment near the intersection of Southwest Murray Boulevard and Southwest Scholls Ferry Road around 4 p.m. Sunday evening

A GoFundMe page to help support Milana Li’s family can be found HERE.