On June 6, 1991, at about 2:55 a.m., Officers responded to the Burnside Bridge on reports of an intoxicated person. Upon arrival in the area, they located the victim and requested the him to sit on the sidewalk as to not injure himself. The victim was later identified as, Beryl Leroy Haynes, a 38-year-old white male.
When Officers made contact with Mr. Haynes he was staggering around and appeared to be intoxicated. Upon closer examination of Mr. Haynes, the Officers could see blood on his clothing and immediately called for paramedics. While being transported to a local hospital, Mr. Haynes told officers he had been stabbed by five Hispanic males, while on the Burnside Bridge. While being cared for by medical staff at the hospital, Mr. Haynes died due to his injuries sustained during the assault.
Witnesses reported seeing Mr. Haynes chasing a Hispanic male, in his twenties, on the Burnside Bridge. The chase continued on the bridge until the suspect met two or three more Hispanic males, also in their 20s. Mr. Haynes was then assaulted by the Hispanic males. The suspects then fled in opposite directions. The Cold Case Unit would like anyone with information regarding this case to contact them.
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