Search Continues For Person Who Killed Beloved Local Man

Portland, Oregon – A Portland family is still reeling after the death of their loved one. It’s been months and police still don’t know who killed 85-year-old Eugene Gora. A friend found Gora’s body May 10th inside his old shop turned home at Northeast MLK and Skidmore. Gora’s grandson tells KGW he’s still in disbelief.

Detectives aren’t saying much about the case, only that Gora died from homicidal violence, and they have no suspects.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 dollars for information leading to an arrest.

A mural of Gora is hanging up outside his property.

Featured Image courtesy of News Partner KGW. 

REWARD OFFERED IN EUGENE GORA HOMICIDE – CRIME STOPPERS FEATURED CASE #18-26 (PHOTO)

The Portland Police Bureau, in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help to solve the homicide of Eugene Gora.

On May 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., Portland Police Bureau North Precinct officers responded to the report that a deceased male had been located by a friend in the deceased person’s residence, located in the 4200 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and confirmed that the subject, 85-year-old Eugene Gora, was deceased. The Oregon State Medical Examiner later determined that Gora died from homicidal violence.

Homicide detectives do not have any suspects in this investigation.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Information about this case or any unsolved felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

Information learned from social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube should be shared as these tips may lead to the identification of a suspect or suspects. Links can be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Submit an anonymous tip:

Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips.

Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823

Call 503-823-HELP (4357)

 

UPDATE: VICTIM IN THURSDAY EVENING HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IDENTIFIED

Detectives continue to investigate a death that occurred on Thursday evening in the 4200 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

The deceased person, has been identified as 85-year-old Eugene C. Gora, of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined Goradied from homicidal violence.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Division’s Homicide Detail Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a deceased male had been located by a friend in the deceased person’s residence, located in the 4200 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and confirmed the subject was deceased. The deceased is a male in his 80s. Officers noted that circumstances at the scene were suspicious-in-nature. Upon preliminary examination by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office, it was determined the Portland Police Detective Division’s Homicide Detail would respond to the scene and assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy in the coming days to determine the cause and manner of death as well as confirm the identity of the deceased.

During this investigation, one lane of northbound Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard will be closed between Northeast Skidmore Street and Northeast Mason Street.

The Public Information Officer is responding to this investigation and will arrive in approximately 30 minutes. Interested media should stage at 4101 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

Anyone with information about this death should contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, Todd.Gradwahl@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov

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