Early in the morning on July 3, 1985, a passerby noticed a man lying in a landscaped area next to the Portland Fire Bureau on SW Ash and Front Avenue. Police responded to find the victim, Ye Nashwood Billy, a 59- year-old Native American man, deceased. An autopsy revealed that Mr. Billy had died as the result of blunt force trauma.
Ye Nashwood Billy was a known transient in the southwest and northwest Portland area who was a known chronic alcohol user and possible drug user. Mr. Billy had no known enemies.
If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the murder of Ye Nashwood Billy, please contact CrimeStoppers at 503-823-HELP.