Woodstock murder remains unsolved 5 years later


Michael Olson was shot to death on Sept. 30, 2014

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Michael Olson was shot to death while walking in the Woodstock neighborhood 5 years ago and the suspect remains at large to this day.

The slaying of the 30-year-old bartender has not been solved, and Crime Stoppers of Oregon continues to offer up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

On September 30, 2014, Olson, who worked at the Hair of the Dog Brewery, was walking in the 6100 block of SE 52nd. On that walk, at least one person approached, robbed and shot him to death.

Days later, PPB Sgt. Pete Simpson told KOIN 6 News he “spoke with detectives and they believe other people are directly involved. There was one shooter, but other people were there.”

Police released a sketch of a person of interest,  possibly a light-skinned African American or Hispanic man. But no arrests have ever been made.

Friends and co-workers mourned the death of their friend, describing Olson as “the sweetest guy you could ever meet.”

To make an anonymous tip, visit this website, or call 503.823.4357.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.

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