Police investigating apparent suicide

By Jayson Jacoby, The Baker City Herald

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the

assistance of the Baker County Medical Examiner, is continuing the

investigation into the death of an adult male found deceased Monday

evening from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound near his

vehicle about 6 miles southeast of Baker City.

On June 16,

2014 at approximately 8:27 p.m., OSP was contacted by Baker County

Sheriff's Office (BCSO) after a citizen's report of a found vehicle

associated with a missing 36-year old Baker City man. According to

BCSO, the man took the family car and hadn't been seen since 7:00

a.m. that morning.

OSP and Baker City Police Department

responded to the unoccupied vehicle's location along Grey Eagle Mine

Road about two miles south of Highway 86. Officers searched the

surrounding area and found DAVID KHAYAT, age 36, from Baker City,

about fifty yards from the vehicle deceased from an apparent

self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Help is available in Baker

County for community members struggling from a mental health crisis

and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.


Valley Mental Health Programs, Inc. is a private, non-profit

corporation that serves the residents of Baker County with a broad

range of mental health services. Crisis intervention is just one of

the services they provide.

A crisis help line is available 24

hours a day by calling (541)

523-3646. If it is after hours, the call will be forwarded to a

crisis worker. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal

thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please

call the crisis line.

The Mountain Valley Mental Health

Programs, Inc., is also available Monday through Friday between the

hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. by calling (541)

523-3646. Their office is located at 2200 Fourth Street in Baker


No other information related to this incident for

release at this time.

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