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Case #87-77050

On August 2, 1987, at approximately 1:15 am, a transient near the intersection of NW Glisan and 23rd Avenue found James Edward Henry, a 56 year-old white man, barely breathing in a bus shelter. Mr. Henry was transported to a local hospital with head injuries. On September 2, Mr. Henry died from his wounds.

Mr. Henry was described as being “semi-transient” who frequented Old Town. For 10 years prior to his death, Mr. Henry lived in a garage in NW Portland and was a handyman at that residence. Witnesses reported observing James Henry lying on the bench in the bus shelter as early as 8:00 pm on the evening of August 1.

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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