On January 27, 1994, a resident near the 600 block of N Humboldt Street heard gunshots at approximately 2:30 am and found the victim, Sven Jansson, a 22-year-old white man deceased on the sidewalk.
Sven Jansson had been recently released from prison for bank robbery and was known to use drugs. He was last seen speaking with an unidentified African-American man riding a bicycle near the area where his body was found.
The unidentified African-American man has been described as being 20 to 25 years old, 5 foot 8 inches tall with medium-length jheri curls.
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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