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Case #97-20619

On February 27, 1997, Portland Detectives discovered Aneesha Anderson, a 42 year-old African-American woman, deceased in a camper at Leonard’s Tow Lot at 2104 N. Willis Blvd. Ms. Anderson had been deceased for several weeks prior to her discovery. She was the registered owner of both the camper and the early 70s model Ford Pickup where she was found.

Ms. Anderson was originally from Venice, California, and was reported missing by her family on January 9th. Ms. Anderson was reported to have been a user of cocaine and possibly engaged in prostitution.

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.

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