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Case #85-38496

On April 28, 1985, the apartment manager at 2181 NW Glisan Street went into an apartment of one of his tenants and discovered Allan Joseph Bilyeu, a 44-year-old white male, deceased in the living room of his apartment. An investigation revealed that he had died as the result of homicidal violence during the evening prior to his discovery.

Mr. Bilyeu was reported to be a heavy drinker and was known to frequent gay bars to pick up men. He was last seen in the company of a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall with dark brown hair, unshaved face, and wearing a cowboy hat.

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.

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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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