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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 #03-8730

Morris Ramone Rivers had just arrived in Portland with his girlfriend in early 2003 in order to turn his life around. Mr. Rivers, a 48 year-old African-American male, had lived in the Sacramento area where he was reported to be a user of crack cocaine. Weeks after moving to Portland on the evening of January 27, Mr. Rivers was shot to death in his car by an unidentified African-American male in front of 3512 NE Grand Ave.

Morris Rivers was witnessed minutes before the shooting in a heated argument with the same unknown male, possibly regarding money or drugs.Witnesses have described the unknown African-American male as being in his twenties with short hair and a stocky build.

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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