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Case # 83-104326

In December 1983, Roland Dean Anderson, aka "Deannie" was reported as missing by his relatives.  Mr Anderson has not been seen or heard from since that time.

Mr Anderson was not employed at the time of his disappearance.  He was allegedly a drug user and may have been involved in some criminal activity.  Approximately three months after Mr Anderson’s disappearance his ex-wife received a phone message from an unknown female.  In effect, this message said that Mr Anderson had been killed.  Detectives later learned that Mr Anderson’s mother had received a similar message from an unknown female.  Mr Anderson’s relatives are convinced that he has been killed.  Mr Anderson’s body has never been recovered.

Investigators are convinced that numerous people in the community have either direct or indirect information about this probable death.  They are asking your help to bring closure to the family of Mr Anderson.

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.

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

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

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