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Case #82-74274

Friends and relatives became concerned for Lillian Halpin after not hearing from her for several days in September of 1982. On September 12, at approximately 4:00 pm, friends came over to her apartment on the 9400 block of N. St. Louis Avenue to check on her and discovered that Ms. Halpin had been strangled.

Ms. Halpin, a 59-year-old white woman, was a widow and manager of the apartment complex she resided in. Ms. Halpin had no criminal history with no reported drug use and no known boyfriend. She was last heard from on September 8 at approximately 5:00 pm.

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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