At approximately 6:15 am on May 5, 1986, a passerby near the intersection of SE McLoughlin and Holgate Boulevard noticed a deceased male in the parking lot of the Rose Manor Motel. The police were contacted and discovered Michael Blair, a 35-year-old white man, had been shot to death.
Michael Blair was a manager of a franchised 7-Eleven store in Milwaukie and was openly gay. Mr. Blair was reported to be a regular drinker and an occasional user of meth. He was described as friendly and easy going.
Mr. Blair was last seen alive at the Semaphore Restaurant at 5:00 am buying coffee. Witnesses reported hearing gunshots at approximately 5:15 am. Two possibly white individuals were reported running from the scene after the gunshots were heard.
If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the murder of Michael Blair, you are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at 503-823-HELP.