21-year-old Accused of Raping, Kidnapping and Murder in Southeast Portland
PORTLAND, OREGON — July 4, 2018
Portland resident Gary Wayne Streeter-Hillerich was arrested on November 2, 2017 and held in custody with bond set at nearly $2 million for his alleged involvement in a brutal attack and murder.
According to court documents, Streeter-Hillerich followed the victim to her house on the TriMet bus #4 in downtown Portland. According to the victim, an unknown man grabbed her from behind in an alleyway on her way home, pushed her into a wall and demanded money. When she responded that she didn't have any, he forced her into a grassy area, and slammed her head into concrete wall.
The assailant then threatened to kill her if she didn't keep quiet, sat on top of her and began undressing her. The victim feigned an asthma attack in an attempt to disrupt the attack, but the assailant nonetheless proceeded to commit the assault.
After the attack, the attacker stole the victim's iPhone, ordering her to wait in the bushes for five minutes after he left. The victim reports she was so frightened she was unable to move. Passersby eventually spotted the her, helped her up, and dialed 911.
Some hours later, a murder of a young girl was reported near the scene of the crime: as later it turned out, she was a friend of the attacker's first victim.
Streeter-Hillerich was arrested one week later.
The 21-year-old man pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree murder, rape, sexual abuse, kidnapping and robbery on Tuesday, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.
Police used the surveillance video from the bus to identify the suspect.
The court hearing is scheduled for August 2.