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Dalton Marshall Homicide Remains Unsolved After Five Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-41 (Photo) - 11/12/20

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the 2015 homicide of a 19-year-old man from Vancouver, Washington.

On November 12, 2015, at 2:04 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the intersection of North Bruce Avenue and Hudson Street on the report that a man was down in the street, bleeding and unconscious.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 19-year-old Dalton Marshall, and determined that he was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled his death a homicide.

Homicide detectives believe that Marshall may have been socializing along North Interstate Avenue in Portland in the hours prior to his death.

There is no suspect information and no known motive for his death.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Anyone wishing to submit an a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Laray Seamster Homicide Remains Unsolved After Five Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #15-40 (Photo) - 11/11/20

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the 2015 homicide of a 26-year-old man in North Portland's Eliot Neighborhood.

On November 11, 2015, at 3:16 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at North Vancouver Avenue and Fargo Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 26-year-old Laray William Seamster, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Seamster was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment but died shortly after arrival.

Witnesses have told police that two younger black males were involved in the shooting and ran out of the area, possibly leaving in a silver vehicle.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Anyone wishing to submit an a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Reward Offered in North Portland Double Homicide - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #20-34 (Photo) - 11/10/20

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the homicides of Billy Lewnes and Amber Coughtry.

On September 29, 2020, North Precinct officers responded to the area of North Victory Blvd and North Force Avenue on reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found two people deceased of apparent gunshot wounds.

The victims, 41-year-old Amber Coughtry and 41-year-old Billy Lewnes, both died from gunshot wounds and the Oregon State Medical Examiner has ruled their deaths homicides. Ms. Coughtry and Mr. Lewnes were the 36th and 37th homicide victims in Portland in 2020.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Anyone wishing to submit an a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/

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Crime Stoppers of Oregon Accepting Anonymous Tips Via Website or P3 Tips App Only (Photo) - 11/02/20

Beginning November 1, 2020, Crime Stoppers of Oregon is no longer accepting anonymous tips by phone. This change will allow for secure and anonymous two-way communication with tipsters.

Anyone wishing to submit an a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit corporation, Federal Tax ID # 93-0816587, and is funded 100% by community donations. Donations may be made online by visiting our website.

Media organizations are encouraged to review any current or previous Crime Stoppers of Oregon posts and delete any linked phone number from the story.

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Homicide of Jose Alvarez-Madrigal Remains Unsolved After Seven Years - Crime Stoppers of Oregon Featured Case #15-39 (Photo) - 10/31/20

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a 2013 homicide.

On October 31, 2013, at 10:02 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 3800 block of Northeast Shaver Street on the report of a person slumped in a vehicle.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the person was deceased. After a preliminary investigation, Homicide detectives were called to the scene.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that the victim, 32-year-old Jose Manuel Alvarez-Madrigal, died of a gunshot wound.

No witnesses have come forward and there is no suspect information in the case.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

To submit your secure and anonymous tip for this or any other unsolved felony crime, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit corporation, Federal Tax ID # 93-0816587, and is funded 100% by community donations. Donations may be made online by visiting our website.

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Jerry and Helen Ephrem Homicides Remain Unsolved After Six Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-44 (Photo) - 10/30/20

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a double homicide that occurred in Northeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Thursday October 30, 2014, at 12:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Northeast 114th Avenue on the report of a possible deceased person inside the home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and made entry into the residence where they found 65-year-old Jerry Ephrem and his wife, 65-year-old Helen Ephrem, deceased due to homicidal violence.

There is no suspect information and no known reason why anyone would want to hurt the victims.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

To submit your secure and anonymous tip for this or any other unsolved felony crime, please visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit corporation, Federal Tax ID # 93-0816587, and is funded 100% by community donations. Donations may be made online by visiting our website.

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