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.
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.
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