Statement regarding youth murder charge
Sponsored by: County Administrative Office
Brief statement about the Daniel Gore juvenile case
The Washington County Juvenile Department can confirm that Daniel Gore, a 16-year-old youth now charged with the murder of Milana Li of the Murray Hill community earlier this month, was on probation with the Juvenile Department for non-violent offenses. These charges included Theft 2, Arson 2 and Criminal Mischief 2.
The murder of Milana Li is deeply distressing for her family, friends and the entire community. Our hearts go out to Milana’s loved ones and everyone affected by her death.
All clients under court supervision by the Juvenile Department undergo assessments that inform recommended interventions to the court. Under Oregon law, the results of assessments and other background information are confidential and privileged and thus cannot be shared with the public. It is these assessment findings, along with recommendations from the prosecution and the defense attorneys, that inform the court in setting the terms of probation. For Daniel Gore, these terms included releasing him to his home under the supervision of his parents. As reported by news media, prosecutors in this case recommended that the juvenile be held in detention and not released.
The Washington County Juvenile Department is committed to its mission of holding youth accountable and teaching them the skills they need to be safe, contributing members of the community. The department remains committed to doing everything it can to keep our community safe and to support and restore victims in their healing process.
Oregon law substantially limits what data can be shared about juvenile cases. The Juvenile Department is not able to comment further on this matter.
Media Contact:Philip Bransford, Communications Officer