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Case #95-33524

On April 3, 1995, at approximately 12:23 am, Frederico Cordova and his wife were walking out of the market near the intersection of NE 9th and Alberta  when an unidentified African-American man approached the couple from a vehicle. The unidentified man and Mr. Cordova, a 40-year-old Hispanic male, began verbally arguing when Cordova’s wife ran to get help. His wife heard several gunshots and turned to see her husband lying on the ground deceased. An autopsy revealed that Frederico Cordova had died of a gunshot wound.

Mr. Cordova was an 11-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was reported to be an alcoholic.

The unidentified African-American male has been described as being 18 to 20 years of age with black hair in a short afro style hairdo. The vehicle that he was seen exiting was described as being tan or yellow in color.

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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