Reward Offered In Laray Seamster Murder

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve the 2015 homicide of a 26-year-old man in North Portland's Eliot Neighborhood.

On November 11, 2015, at 3:16 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting at North Vancouver Avenue and Fargo Street.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located the victim, 26-year-old Laray William Seamster, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Seamster was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment but died shortly after arrival.

Witnesses have told police that two younger black males were involved in the shooting and ran out of the area, possibly leaving in a silver vehicle.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

Anyone wishing to submit an a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is funded 100% by community donations. To support Crime Stoppers with a donation, or to view other unsolved cases, please visit

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