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Crime Stoppers for the Week of January 19, 2004

January 22, 2004 00:00


Portland Police, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, are asking for your help in identifying and apprehending the suspect, or suspects, involved in the attempt murder of a woman who is a double amputee confined to a wheelchair.

On Friday, December 26, 2003, at just after 7:00 in the evening, 57-year-old Diana Knapp was sitting in her wheelchair on the front porch of her home in the 7000 block of N. Mohawk Avenue. As was her routine, Knapp had let her dog out and was reading with her back partially turned towards the street, while the dog ran in the yard.

Knapp said she heard a car park on the street. Believing it was probably one of her neighbors, she said she did not turn to look. She then heard what sounded like numerous gunshots and the car drive away. She then realized she had been shot. Diana Knapp was hospitalized with three wounds from what appears to have been a semi-automatic weapon.

The vehicle seen leaving the area was described as a dark, possibly late 90's, "large" full-size American car, resembling a Cadillac.

Investigators are still trying to determine why anyone would want to kill Diana Knapp.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, which leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony crime, and you need not give your name. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).


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



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