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JOSEPH JAHA

On Thursday, September 8, 1983, at approximately 9:30 a.m., at the Sea Sands Seafood Market, 8236 SE Belmont, two suspects wearing masks and harmed with handguns entered the store and demanded money from the owners, Joseph George Jaha and his brother.  A struggle ensued, during which Joseph was shot and killed and his brother injured.

The suspects were described as white males; the taller one had dark hair and the shorter one had sandy-colored hair.

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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Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php 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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This case was featured on KPTV:  http://www.kptv.com/video?clipId=8340974&autostart=true