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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 #85-110703

On November 13, 1985, police were called to a gravel parking area on the 10,000 block of NE Marine Drive regarding a possible deceased individual in a parked vehicle. Police discovered that Roystrom “Roy” Evalt, a 41-year-old white man, was deceased in his 1969 brown Chevrolet Stepvan. An autopsy revealed that Mr. Evalt had died of apparent stab wounds.

Roy Evalt was reported to be semi-transient and lived in his van which he had converted to accommodate his lifestyle. He was described as being very trusting and somewhat naïve. 

Numerous individuals reported seeing Mr. Evalt’s van at the same location for weeks if not months. Investigators determined that Roy was murdered in a time from Tuesday, November 12 through Wednesday the 13.

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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