Reward offered in disappearance of woman last seen at Gresham hotel in 2015

Tiffany Bettis (Photos released by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office/Crime Stoppers of Oregon)

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - Crime Stoppers of Oregon, along with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, is offering a reward in the investigation of a woman who was last seen at a Gresham hotel in 2015.

Tiffany Bettis, also known as Melinda Smith, was reported missing in March 2015. She was reportedly last seen at the Quality Inn in Gresham on March 2, 2015.

Investigators said she maintained a home in Fairview, but also lived in Roseburg. She left behind three children and a large family that continues to miss her, according to deputies.

Multiple people have told investigators they don’t believe Bettis would have ever willingly left behind her children.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about Bettis and her disappearance, and deputies noted foul play has not been ruled out in this case.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Tips can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Visit the App Store and download "P3 Tips" to submit secure and anonymous tips.
  • Online at www.p3tips.com/823
  • Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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kyle H

Seriously,. I am wondering why the two completely different identities, neither of those are just "nicknames". Regardless, could there ever be a more messed up (insert appropriate expletive) ppl position to find oneself in? I tried to convey to my daughter when she was just entering high school, why she had to just fight , right there, right now, should anyone ever attempt to snatch her up . Because no matter how much she was my heart, no matter how completely destroyed. I may become upon such news, even if she were to be killed in the struggle, chances are she would have been anyway, even if she submitted, but, if she allows herself to be taken, around a corner or different city, it will be where the perpetrator feels safe and where whatever he wants to do he will. No matter how much I loved my daughter, if she were going to be murdered I would want to know that it occurred just as soon as it happened, not left wondering and hoping because she hadn't been found, and it is upon the initial approach that the perpetrator take greatest risk. Because no one can control the potential for someone to come around s corner or a door to open, or even a cop car to turn a corner right down the street just as he begins his attack. No way of knowing if she will ceaze up at the flash of weapon or if she will do as I taught my child;
Fight, Right Here, Right now . Because no one can ever truly appreciate the horror and the torment the disappearance of a loved one must cause to those left to search for years or possibly forever for someone who one minute was there and then not again. I could imagine that if it we're to occur to my child, I could see myself searching for the remainder of my life for some clue, the faces of those I walk by, etc. Looking for sonething, anything. I knew I would probably ultimately just terminate it myself. I would go crazy and need to end it.. However, that never occurred in my life, my daughter grew up to become a wonderful, beautiful person in her own right and is now herself a parent who must decide what and when to begin preparing her children for what is reality today. We never know. So my heart, my wishes go to those left behind to search . I cannot imagine.

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