PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- On August 5, 1949, Thelma Taylor was waiting for a bus in St. John's on her way to pick beans in Hillsboro when she was kidnapped by an ex-convict named Morris Leland.
He kept her on the bank of the Willamette River for the night, and told police he brutally beat and stabbed her the next morning.
He did it, court documents showed, because she refused his advances.
Since then, Cathedral Park is said to be one of Portland's most haunted places -- and people say they can still hear Thelma Taylor calling for help.
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