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The City of Portland, Oregon

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

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Case # 87-21048

On Tuesday, September 2, 1986, the body of Terrence Rodger Demildenhall, a 22-year-old white male, who was a transient, was found in his sleeping bag on the west seawall of the Willamette River. He had been shot in the head.

Almost six months later, on Friday, February 27, 1987, not far from where Demildenhall had been murdered, the body of Fred William Edgi, a 36-year-old Indian male, who was a transient, was found in his sleeping bag.  He, too, had been shot in the head.  Evidence links the same suspect to both murders.

Witnesses may contact Cold Case Homicide Unit investigators directly at (503) 823-0400. To remain anonymous, witnesses may provide information through Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about unsolved homicides can lead to a reward of up to $2,500 cash. All other unsolved felony crimes are eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Text CRIMES (274637) - Type 823HELP, followed by the tip.

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Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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