Man suspected in the shooting death of his ex wife and abduction of his child arrested

Josh Cavett


GRESHAM, Ore. — Authorities arrested a Gresham man in connection with a shooting that killed his ex wife, and they also recovered the man’s 2-year-old daughter who was the focus of an Amber Alert issued Saturday.

Earlier in the day, police found the woman with a life threatening gunshot wound in a Gresham apartment.

The alert was issued for 2-year-old Paige Cavett, daughter of 36-year-old Joshua R. Cavett, who was named as a person of interest in the shooting, and didn’t have legal custody.

Police are looking for 28 year old Keshia Moritz, who they say may have witnessed the shooting. Moritz is 5’6’’ and about 140 pounds with tattoos on her upper chest, a pierced nose and a pierced lower lip.

Anyone with information about Moritz is encouraged to the Gresham Police tip line at 503-618-2719 or 1-888-989-3505.