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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.

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.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

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