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Case #94-8935

On January 27, 1994, a resident near the 600 block of N Humboldt Street heard gunshots at approximately 2:30 am and found the victim, Sven Jansson, a 22-year-old white man deceased on the sidewalk.

Sven Jansson had been recently released from prison for bank robbery and was known to use drugs. He was last seen speaking with an unidentified African-American man riding a bicycle near the area where his body was found.

The unidentified African-American man has been described as being 20 to 25 years old, 5 foot 8 inches tall with medium=length jheri curls.

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.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared with investigators as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared directly with investigators or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call (503) 823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information. Tips can be left in English or Spanish.

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