Crime Stoppers offers reward for unsolved death of teenager

Crime Stoppers is still offering a reward for information that will help solve this crime and bring justice to Opiew’s family more than a year after his death.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Owar Opiew was 16 when he was shot and killed at a birthday party in the Spokane Valley last year. As the police continue to investigate, Crime Stoppers offers a reward for any information regarding his murder.

Opiew was a sophomore at Mead High School when his life was tragically cut short on February 6, 2021. According to the Spokane Valley Police Department, they did not get much information from party attendees and witnesses about the premises. However, based on the information gathered, they do not believe the shooting was a random incident.

During the incident, deputies responded to multiple calls for gunfire in the 900 block of South Beige Road. When officers arrived, they found Opiew lying on the ground. They then attempted to provide life-saving aid to the teenager until Spokane Valley Fire and AMR arrived and took over medical treatment. However, the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

Months after his death, Crime Stoppers offered a reward to anyone who provided information leading to an arrest in the case. More than a year later, major crime detectives continue to work on the case without an answer.

According to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, detectives are concerned Opiew’s murder remains unsolved, his family and friends won’t get their questions answered, and the suspect(s) won’t be held accountable. of this crime.

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is again offering a cash reward for information that will help solve this crime. They urge anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit Crime Stoppers is a civilian organization that is not affiliated with law enforcement. They also do not need a given name to receive the cash reward.

“We will continue to do all we can to hold the person(s) responsible for Owar Opiew’s murder accountable and provide answers, as well as a sense of closure, to Owar’s family and friends,” said the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office in a writing. statement.

Mark M. Gagnon