On May 2, 1976, a neighbor conducted a welfare check of Grace Elliot and found her dead inside her home. Grace was a 77-year-old widow who lived quietly in the 2700 block of 67th Ave. The Medical Examiner determined that she was a victim of a homicide. The police believe there was forcible entry made into her home.
Friends and relatives said that she had several long telephone conversations with them the previous day. A phone conversation with her sister-in-law had ended at about 9:15 pm.
Grace always left her living room drapes open about a foot or so. A neighbor returning home from work that evening reported that Grace’s living room drapes were completely closed at about 11:30 pm.
Friends and neighbors said that Grace Elliott was a friendly person who had been living quietly since her husband died about two years before. If you or anyone you know has information regarding Grace Elliott’s death, you are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at 503-823-HELP.
This case was also featured on KPTV: http://www.kptv.com/story/25123584/cold-case-investigators-say-woman-77-likely-killed-by-someone-she-kne