1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
December 22, 2001 00:00
In the 1997 assault, Detectives released a composite drawing of the suspect. Detectives believe the suspect in the 1997 assault, is also a suspect in the Melissa Bittler homicide. The composite drawing from the 1997 assault investigation is now being re-released in the hope that someone in the Portland metropolitan area will be able to identify the person.
In 1997, the suspect was described as a male black, 30-40 years of age, 5’9”-6’0”, medium build, dark complexion, bald or shaved head, with no known facial hair or glasses. This description is now four years old, the suspect may currently have a different hairstyle and may have gained or lost weight.
Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives are urging anyone with information in this investigation, call (503) 823-4731. This number is a 24-hour hotline ready to receive information that may assist detectives in this criminal investigation.
The composite drawing is also available from the Portland Police Bureau Identification Division (503) 823-0382.
Public Information Officer:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Lt. Mike Marshman