Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Public Information Office
Public Information Office List | Login | Sign Up  
 View Item


November 01, 2001 00:00


On October 30, 2001, at approximately 10:32 p.m., Portland Police Officers responded to a report of a dead body under an overpass. The overpass is near the intersection of SW Arthur and SW Naito Parkway. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and initiated a criminal investigation.

An autopsy was conducted on October 31, 2001. Detectives state that the cause of death is homicidal violence. The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Larry Begay Sr. He is described as 5’8” tall, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, and was wearing dark blue jeans and a black jacket.

No arrests have been made in this case and anyone with information is requested to call Detective Sergeant Mike Larson at (503) 823-0457 or Detective Sergeant Rich Austria at (503) 823-0449.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this investigation. Callers can remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP.

A photograph of Begay is available from the Portland Police Bureau’s Identification at (503) 823-0382.

This investigation is continuing.


Media Relations:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Desk: 503-823-0830
Pager: 503-790-1779

Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204



   More »