On August 21, 1986, just after midnight, Gary Pearson was seen having an argument with an unidentified Hispanic man within a group of individuals outside 214 Tavern on 214 W Burnside Street when he was stabbed multiple times. Gary Pearson, a 36-year-old Native American man, was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for his wounds. He passed away while hospitalized on September 15.
Gary Pearson was a known alcoholic who lived a transient lifestyle.
The unidentified Hispanic man has been described as being a transient, 18 to 22 years of age, 5 feet 1 inches tall with a medium build.
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