At approximately 8:50 am on August 30, 2002, a transient in an open area just south of the Marquam Bridge near SW Sheridan and Moody Street found the victim, John Honaker, a 31-year-old white male, on the ground bleeding. The police were called from a nearby hotel and he was pronounced dead shortly after. An autopsy revealed that Mr. Honaker died as the result of blunt force trauma.
John Honaker was a known transient who was reported to have dealt marijuana.
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