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Crime Stoppers for week of 10-31-05

November 01, 2005 00:00


The Portland Police Homicide detectives, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, would like your help in finding a missing adult. 56-year-old Larry “Zeke” Melzer has been missing since Thursday, September 22, 2005, where he was last seen at his residence, located in the 1000 block of Southeast 33rd Avenue. Prior to his disappearance, Melzer’s home was burglarized where guns were taken. Detectives have not determined if the burglary is related to his disappearance, however, they are calling Melzer’s disappearance “suspicious.”

Melzer’s vehicle, a 1993 silver Dodge Caravan with red pinstripes, was located in southeast Portland several days after Melzer’s disappearance. Detectives have impounded the vehicle and have processed it for evidence. Details of the search are not being released at this time.

Melzer is described as a white male, 6’0” feet tall and 160 pounds. He is balding with salt-pepper hair, often worn in a ponytail. He usually wears an English tweed driver’s cap and wears wire-rimmed glasses.

Anyone with information on Melzer’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to the resolution in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you may remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).


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Portland Police Bureau
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Portland, Oregon 97204



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