|Timothy Charles Alioth
Alioth, Timothy Charles 58 08/03/1950 02/06/2009 Timothy was born in Portland He was retired Timothy is survived by his wife, Lynne; stepdaughter, Angela Valenzuela-Gardeski; daughters, Danielle Krejci, Tracy, Terri, and Tera; and son, Timothy D. Tim be buried with military honors at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, in Willamette National Cemetery. Arrangements by Cascadia Cremation.
Published in The Oregonian on 2/18/2009
|From The Columbian columbian.com
Investigation continues into Friday’s double homicide
Sunday, February 8 | 11:49 p.m.
BY THE COLUMBIAN
Detectives with the Vancouver police major crimes unit on Sunday continued their investigation into the shooting deaths of Donna Plew, 62, and her brother, Timothy Alioth, 59, in the Northwood neighborhood.
No one had been arrested as of Sunday night.
The pair were found shot to death Friday night in their driveway at xxxx
Police said crime scene investigators are reviewing evidence taken at the scene, and autopsies were to be conducted by the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office on Sunday afternoon.
Police on Saturday said that it's likely the victims and perpetrator knew each other.
|From The Columbian columbian.com
‘It appears this wasn’t random’
Police say slain brother and sister probably knew their killer
By Erik Robinson
Columbian staff writer
Vancouver police are continuing to look for a suspect in the shooting deaths of a brother and a sister Friday night in a normally quiet neighborhood in McLoughlin Heights.
Police didn't reveal information about a suspect or suspects, but did say that it's likely the victims and perpetrator knew each other.
"This is clearly a tragedy for this family, but we believe this is a specific incident. We don't believe there's a serial killer running around," Vancouver police Detective Patrick Kennedy said. "It appears this wasn't random."
Donna Plew, 62, and her brother, Timothy Alioth, 59, were gunned down in the driveway of the home at
xxxx owned by Donna Plew. Her late husband, Gerry L. Plew, had died in September. Kennedy said Alioth had recently moved in with his sister from Oregon, Kennedy said.
A couple dozen family members and friends of the victims huddled on the street west of the house just beyond crime scene tape, politely declining to talk with news reporters.
The shooting occurred at about 7:15 p.m. Friday.
Michelle Kraft said she and her husband, Keith James, had just parked their car to pick up her 20-year-old daughter to go out for dinner. They were just a few doors down and across the street from Plew's home when her daughter emerged.
"She heard a 'pop-pop-pop,'" Kraft said. "She said, 'I swear I just heard three gun shots.'"
Kraft said the trio drove down Indiana Street they glanced over and saw a woman laying in front of a pickup truck that had been backed into the driveway of the Plew home. Looking closer, they saw a man laying on the ground near the driver's side door with a leg up against the partially opened door.
"They were dead," James said. "She had blood coming out of her head."
They said they didn't notice anyone running from the driveway or racing away in an automobile. Kraft, who previously lived on Indiana Street with her ex-husband, said she understood that Gerry Plew had died on an airplane coming back from Hawaii in September.
She was taken aback by the violence on Friday night.
"It's a wonderful neighborhood," she said.
Roger Peterson, who lives a few blocks away, agreed that the tree-lined neighborhood near David Douglas Park generally has been a quiet place.