On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at about 1:51 a.m., the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Dispatch Center received a report from a woman reporting that an unknown assailant stabbed her son in the chest. The assault allegedly occurred at a residence on California Street in the City of Dorris, located in the eastern part of the county. SCSO deputies responded to the scene and conducted a crime scene investigation and interviewed witnesses whom may have observed the suspects and vehicle leaving the scene of the incident. The victim was treated by emergency medical responders from the local fire department and later transported via ambulance to a Klamath Falls medical facility. According to witnesses, it is believed one or more suspects may have fled the area in a white or silver-colored Pontiac-type four-door sedan. Suspects in the case were identified as possible Native American adults, one male and one female. One was allegedly wearing a hat with feathers.
Sheriff Jon Lopey stated, “This case is still under investigation and anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact the Department’s 24-hour dispatch center at 841-2900.”