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Case #85-50788

At approximately noon on June 3, 1985, an individual was in the process of mowing a field near the intersection of NE 47th and Elrod Road when he discovered a deceased female lying in the field. Police responded to find Tracy McCalip, a 23-year-old white woman, had been shot to death.

The area in which Tracy was found was known to be a “Lovers Lane” area.

Tracy McCalip was reported to have associated with individuals who were encouraging her to engage in prostitution. She was last seen alive on May 31 at the intersection of NE 20th and Sandy Boulevard at approximately 9:30 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.

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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