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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 #84-16669

On February 24, 1984, an individual was walking home at approximately 6 pm on NE Cornfoot Road when he observed what appeared to be a body lying in the amid the blackberry bushes on the bank of the Columbia Slough less than a quarter mile east of NE 47th Avenue. Police responded to discover Gustavo Espinoza, a 20 year-old Hispanic man, had died as the result of a gunshot wound.

Mr. Espinoza was born in Mexico and was rumored to be dealing heroin at the time of his murder. He was last seen at a duplex on the 6800 block of NE Cornfoot Road during the evening prior to his discovery.

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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