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.