Larry Van Dolah Case Remains Unsolved After Two Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #17-18 (Photo)

April 23, 2019 08:08


The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a Southeast Portland homicide.

On Saturday April 15, 2017, at 12:41 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the area of 128th Avenue and East Burnside Street on the report of gunfire and one person down on the ground.

Officers arrived on the east side of Northeast 128th Avenue, at an entrance to the Menlo Park Elementary School recreation field, where they located the victim, 38-year-old Larry Edwin Van Dolah Jr. of St. Helens, Oregon, suffering from gunshot wounds. Medical personnel arrived and confirmed the man was deceased.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspects are three black males, ages 16 to 20 years old, all wearing hooded sweatshirts. Two of the suspects were wearing blue jeans while the third was wearing darl-colored sweatpants. They were last seen crossing East Burnside Street towards Southeast 129th Avenue.

Neighborhood surveillance video captured the three suspects walking in the area. A witness was able to provide a description on one of the three suspects to a Forensic Sketch Artist, who developed a sketch of the person.

Both images are being released publicly to aid in this investigation.

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