Portland police, Crime Stoppers ask for help in unsolved homicide at high school

Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM PDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2022 at 9:01 AM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Police Bureau partnered with Crime Stoppers of Oregon to ask for help in solving the 2018 homicide at the former Marshall High School.

Barak Rosen, 30, was found dead from a gunshot wound on the track of the high school on June 17. The Oregon State Medical Examiner soon ruled Rosen’s death a homicide.

Police have not found a suspect or any reason why Rosen was the victim to gun violence.

Rosen’s father, Jerry Rosen, spoke with FOX 12 on the pain of losing his son.

“We grieve every day the pain of Barak’s murder and it’s always underneath everything we do no matter what we do during the day,” said Barak’s father, Jerry Rosen. “I had to make a personal choice -- do I ball up in a fetal position and grieve? I know Barak would not want us to do that. Instead, we fight back, we do these kinds of interviews with messages to the cowardly killer.”

Sending a message to his son’s killer, Rosen asked for them to stop hiding.

“Turn yourself in. If you’ve gotten wiser, you’ll probably be able to sleep better because you’re going to keep that image of shooting our dear son Barak every time you go to bed at night. That’s the seed I’m planting. It may not influence you now but when you’re older, have your own family, you’re gonna realize I don’t want my son or daughter to be murdered like I murdered this young man who didn’t mean me any harm at all.”

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 cash for information that leads to an arrest in this unsolved murder.