PENDLETON — Investigators identified the man murdered June 23 near Trailhead Park on Westgate as Daniel Wade Self, 47, according to a press release from the Umatilla County District Attorney's Office.
In the news release, Self is identified as an individual experiencing homelessness who was living in Pendleton.
On June 24, William Harvey Butcher III, 28, pleaded not guilty to one charge of second-degree murder in the Umatilla County Circuit Court after Pendleton police arrested him at the scene of the murder on June 23.
Police have also identified Butcher as a homeless individual who was living in the area. He's currently being held on $1 million bail at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton and will appear on July 1 for either a preliminary hearing, an arraignment or an indictment.
Court records show Butcher was appointed a public defender.
"As this case is both a pending investigation and a criminal matter, no further details will be released at this time," a press release from the district attorney's office stated.