The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving two unsolved bias crimes.
The first occurred just after midnight on Nov. 1, 2010.
Someone attacked 49-year-old Timothy McCubbin near the pedestrian overpass at Southeast 16th Avenue and Brooklyn Street, police said.
The victim was severely beaten, suffered serious head and abdominal injuries and was left unconscious on the train tracks just below the overpass, investigators told FOX 12.
After an interview with the victim, detectives believe that the assault was likely due to the suspect's perception of the sexual orientation of the victim.
Police released a forensic sketch of the suspect, who is described as a white man in his early or late 20s.
He is approximately 6'1" tall with a muscular build, light complexion and a freckled face.
He had short blonde hair and a light beard.
The suspect was riding a bicycle and was with another man on a bicycle at the time of the crime, police said.
Police do not believe the first assault is related to a second attack that happened the night of May 22, 2011.
Several people attacked 23-year-old Brad Forkner and 25-year-old Christopher Rosevear as they walked from the Hawthorne Bridge on the trail to the Eastbank Esplanade.
The victims were walking and holding hands in Waterfront Park. As they walked, they heard several men behind them talking, laughing and pointing, but they were not sure it was directed at them, police said.
The victims crossed the Hawthorne Bridge onto the trail toward the Eastbank Esplanade.
As they walked onto the Esplanade, Forkner was pushed and punched by several men, police said.
He managed to get away and call 911 as the attackers continued to assault Rosevear, officers said.
The men were last seen running away southbound on the Eastbank Esplanade.
The suspects are described as white men in their 20s and all about 5'11" inches tall, with short, dark hair.
One was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, another was wearing a white or cream hooded sweatshirt and a third was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt.
The victims believe that they were speaking in an Eastern European language.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case.
You can remain anonymous.
Call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , or text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip.
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