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SUSPECT ARRESTED IN THE MURDER OF MELISSA BITTLER

May 29, 2002 00:00

  

On Wednesday, May 29, 2002, Portland Police Homicide Detectives arrested 33-year-old Ladon Andre Stephens for Aggravated Murder in connection with the death of 14-year-old Melissa Bittler. Melissa was sexually assaulted and murdered after leaving her home in the early morning hours of December 13, 2002. Stephens has been lodged in the Justice Center Jail.

A photograph of Stephens is available via e-mail from the Portland Police Bureau Identification at (503) 823-0382.

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