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Phone: 503-823-0000

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Case #76-33485

On May 2, 1976, a neighbor conducted a welfare check of Grace Elliot and found her dead inside her home.  Grace was a 77-year-old widow who lived quietly in the 2700 block of 67th Ave.  The Medical Examiner determined that she was a victim of a homicide.  The police believe there was forcible entry made into her home.

Friends and relatives said that she had several long telephone conversations with them the previous day.  A phone conversation with her sister-in-law had ended at about 9:15 pm. 

Grace always left her living room drapes open about a foot or so.  A neighbor returning home from work that evening reported that Grace’s living room drapes were completely closed at about 11:30 pm.

Friends and neighbors said that Grace Elliott was a friendly person who had been living quietly since her husband died about two years before.

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.

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