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4 Dec 2013
5 Dec 2013
Police, Clear Channel put cold cases on local billboards
Portland police and Clear Channel Communications unveil Tuesday more than two dozen Portland-area billboards dedicated to unsolved homicide cases.
Each of the 25 billboards will feature four cold cases, for a total of 10 cases advertised across the city.
The police bureau's Cold Case Homicide Unit has a sergeant and four detectives who are assisted by several retired investigators. Funding for the additional investigators comes from a the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Institute for Justice.
The police bureau has nearly 300 unsolved murders dating back to 1969.