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Cold Case: 20-year-old man found dead in parked car

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  1. Portland0:05, 0:53, 1:08
  2. Honda Accord0:22
  3. Vancouver0:56
  4. Mississippi1:15
  5. police arrived0:34
  6. parking lot0:24
  7. parked car0:04
Fri, 9 Nov 2012|

When police arrived at a duplex on Northeast Graham Street, they found De-Austin Duckett's body. (11-9-12)

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It marks the tenth anniversary of the killing of a twenty year old man his body was found in a parked car at a northeast Portland duplex. He became musical doll has more in this -- -- -- most wanted cold case unit. It was about 8 o'clock in the morning someone living in this duplex on northeast -- saw someone lying at all Honda Accord in the back parking lot. They were concerned. One of the occupants status. Mr. -- body in the vehicle. That's discovered and she called him when one. When police arrived on November 15 2002 they found the body of twenty year old. Investigators say the young man had been shot to death. What was unclear cold case homicide detective Meredith hopper says is why -- was in the neighborhood he didn't live at either of the duplex it's. Hopper says -- it was Portland raised but at the time of his death was living in Vancouver. Police say he was influenced by street life and had challenges in his life that may have led to his death. That same week there were two other murders in north and northeast Portland. A 25 year old man in northeast at 24 year old Asia bell who was shot to death -- front porch on north Mississippi. The cold -- issued -- arrested two meant for her death in 2007. Those men were convicted a year later investigators say the cases are not related. At this point detectives won't say if they have forensic evidence or elaborate on a possible motive in the Duckett case. Initial detectives though developed several different theories and leads hopper says the case has been widely talked about in the community. However we're still searching for. Additional information to robbery that information and I'm hoping that people that are out there will. Take the initiative in contact me and hopefully as a result of that contact we can move forward. And finally move forward on a case that's been unsolved for a decade. Give any information about this case contact the Portland police cold case unit we do have a link on our website -- -- TV dot com.

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