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Crime Stoppers for week of 10-10-05

October 11, 2005 00:00


Portland Police Cold Case Unit, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for your help in solving a murder.

On the evening of Wednesday, November 20, 2002, 23-year-old Asia Renee Bell and her husband, 26-year-old Tyrone Lee James, whose birthday it was that day, along with their friend, 28-year-old Robert Milhouse, were setting on the front porch of the couple's home at 5706 N. Mississippi Avenue. Asia Bell's four children, including her seven-month-old son, were inside.

At just before 10:00 p.m., the three adults were still on the front porch when an unknown subject, or subjects, fired numerous shots. Asia Bell was killed, Tyrone James was wounded and permanently blinded, and Robert Milhouse was wounded but recovered. Asia Bell's children escaped injury. Three years later, this case is one of the featured cases on the America’s Most Wanted website, and continues to be a high priority case for the Portland Police Cold Case Unit. Detectives would like anyone who has information about this homicide to call.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony crime, and you can remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP.


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Portland Police Bureau
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