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Case #97-101080

View KPTV's story on this Cold Case.

On September 29, 1997, a newspaper delivery man came across the victim lying in the street next to his bicycle near the intersection of North Haight Avenue and Killingsworth Street. The victim, 47-year-old white male Timothy Warren “Timm” Kruger, was deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

A witness reported seeing a small to mid-sized older model sedan with a white or light-colored hood and roof with its headlights off strike the victim at the time of the shooting.

Timm Kruger was reported to be an avid bike rider. He worked at Freightliner on Swan Island and would often ride his bike to work. Timm Kruger also struggled with mental health and addiction issues.

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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