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Case File: 1281UMOR

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Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: July 18, 1980
  • Location of Discovery: Marion County, Oregon
  • Estimated Date of Death: Same day
  • State of Remains: Recognizable face
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by asphyxiated due to ligature strangulation.
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 35-45 years old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown, balding.
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: He wore a mustache.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • Fingerprints: Available.
  • DNA: Sample available - Not yet submitted.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Red T-shirt, Wrangler blue jeans, briefs, socks, and brown leather moccassin toe boots.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim was located near the side of Interstate 5, one mile south of Woodburn, Oregon.

    His blood contained alcohol (0.06 percent) and diazepam. His bootlaces and belt were missing.

    He is thought to be a victim of serial-killer Randy Kraft. According to a book that Kraft kept, he called this man "Portland Elk."

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Oregon State Police
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 503-378-3720
  • Agency Name: Marion County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Agency Contact Person: Dr. Veronica Vance
  • Agency Phone Number: 971-673-8300

  • Agency Case Number: ME: 80-1419; LE: 772008
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: UP #9991
  • Former Hot Case Number: 929
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • DUI Defenders
  • Google News
  • The Oregonian News Archive
  • Eugene Register-Guard News Archve - July 24, 1980

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    Added: 1/14/07; Last Updated: 3/30/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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