2009 Homicide Victim Nancy Bergeson Ardent Advocate Lecture Series Tonight

2009 Homicide Victim Nancy Bergeson Ardent Advocate Lecture Series Tonight

July 31, 2013 14:50


Today, Wednesday July 31, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., the Third Annual Nancy Bergeson Ardent Advocate Lecture Series will occur in Portland, Oregon. This lecture series is sponsored by Pacific Northwest Law, the Federal Bar Association, Federal Public Defender, the U.S. District Court Attorney Admission Fund, and the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA).

Steven Wax will be available for interviews at 5:00 p.m. at the Ace Hotel, located at 403 Southwest 10th Avenue. Media interested in attending should contact Lisa Hay in advance at (503) 326-2123.

The Ardent Advocate Lecture Series is named after Nancy Bergeson, who was the victim of a homicide in Portland on November 24, 2009. Additional information about the lecture series can be found online at https://www.ocdla.org/seminars/shop-seminar-2013-ardentadvocate.shtml

On Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Portland Police uniform officers were called to the 4100 block of Southwest Hamilton. Upon arrival, the officers found Nancy Bergeson deceased in her home. The officers notified the Oregon State Medical Examiner and one of their representatives responded to the scene.

The medical examiner at the scene initially believed that Ms. Bergeson died as a result of natural causes. Ms. Bergeson was removed from her home and was transported to the Medical Examiner's Office. While performing the autopsy on Ms. Bergeson, the medical examiner determined that Ms. Bergeson actually died as a result of homicidal violence. Investigators were able to determine that there were signs that Ms. Bergeson fought back against her attacker.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit is now helping with this investigation. The Cold Case Unit investigators and personnel represent additional resources to assist in following up on and developing investigative leads.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com/ to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.


Det. Michele Michaels

Portland Police Bureau

(503) 823-0692




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