On September 18, 1995, two unidentified African-American men wearing ski masks broke into an apartment at 2025 SE Ash Street at approximately 8:25 pm. After breaking through the sliding glass doors, the intruders shot and killed Anthony Branch Sr., a 36 year-old African-American male, in his home.
Mr. Branch was a well known gangster and Crips associate who sold crack cocaine.
The two unidentified African-American males were seen fleeing the scene eastbound on Ash Street.
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 of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.
Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.
Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.
Submit an anonymous tip:
Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.
Call 503-823-HELP (4357)
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