At approximately 8:50 am on August 30, 2002, a transient in an open area just south of the Marquam Bridge near SW Sheridan and Moody Street found the victim, John Honaker, a 31-year-old white male, on the ground bleeding. The police were called from a nearby hotel and he was pronounced dead shortly after. An autopsy revealed that Mr. Honaker died as the result of blunt force trauma.
John Honaker was a known transient who was reported to have dealt marijuana.
If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the murder of John Honaker, you are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at 503-823-HELP.