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Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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On November 13, 1985, police were called to a gravel parking area on the 10,000 block of NE Marine Drive regarding a possible deceased individual in a parked vehicle. Police discovered that Roystrom “Roy” Evalt, a 41-year-old white man, was deceased in his 1969 brown Chevrolet Stepvan. An autopsy revealed that Mr. Evalt had died of apparent stab wounds.

Roy Evalt was reported to be semi-transient and lived in his van which he had converted to accommodate his lifestyle. He was described as being very trusting and somewhat naïve. 

Numerous individuals reported seeing Mr. Evalt’s van at the same location for weeks if not months. Investigators determined that Roy was murdered in a time from Tuesday, November 12 through Wednesday the 13.

If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the murder of Roy Evalt, you are encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at 503-823-HELP.