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Police Cold Case# 79-47481
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Case# 79-47481

On July 9, 1979, at about 3:00 p.m., Officers responded to 2041 NW Everett Street, Apt. # 905, to the request of a welfare check. Upon arriving, the Officers entered the apartment and found the victim, Jasper Belle, a 64-year-old African-American male deceased due to a gunshot wound. There have been no witnesses to this homicide come forward to this date. The Cold Case Unit would like anyone with information regarding this case to contact them.

Witnesses may contact Cold Case Homicide Unit investigators directly at (503) 823-0400. To remain anonymous, witnesses may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

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