David Andrew Ryder, a 2000 graduate of Highlands High School, was fatally shot in Bend, Oregon on Monday, February 4, 2013. Ryder was visiting the home of friend Luke Anton Wirkkala when Wirkkala allegedly shot Ryder early Monday morning. Wirkkala was arrested Monday evening and is being held without bail on murder charges.
Oregon's KTVZ reported that the police were treating Ryder's death as a "suspicious death." The Oregon State Police Crime Lab and Bend Police Department are currently investigating Ryder's death.
31-year-old Ryder worked as a senior software engineer at G5 in Bend, OR. He leaves behind a wife, DeAnna, and a 2-year-old son, Landon. Sonja Harney, Ryder's cousin, took to her blog to share her experiences growing up with Ryder, in which she recalled camping trips and family vacations shared with him.
We'll keep you updated as more information is revealed.