On September 28, 1987, two young men were searching for discarded bottles for their redemption value. They were looking in an area that was commonly used as a dump site by area residents. They found the partially decomposed body of Timothy Hoyt.
Investigators determined that Mr. Hoyt was known to associate with methamphetamine users. He was last seen alive at the address of 9506 N. Edison. Prior to that address being searched by Detectives, it was consumed in an arson fire. The investigation also revealed that it is unlikely that Mr. Hoyt was killed at the dump site where his body was recovered.
Mr. Hoyt’s body was mutilated, but not beyond recognition. The suspect(s) in this case left Mr. Hoyt’s mutilated body at the location where it was found in an apparent attempt to conceal his death. It didn’t work.
A person of interest in this case is John Macabee Geary who also goes by the name of John Thorsinger. He was described (in 1987) as a white male, 5’8”, 160 lbs, blonde hair with numerous tattoos on his arms and hands. Mr. Geary does not currently reside in the Portland area. Detectives are also interested in talking to Joann N. Reed, also known as Debra Behe or Yo Yo. She was born in 1967. Her mother resided in the area of 162nd and Powell.
If you have any information about this case or the whereabouts of Mr. Geary or Ms. Reed, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357).