2002 cold case closed after admitted killer dies

2002 cold case closed after admitted killer dies

2002 cold case closed after admitted killer dies

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by David Krough

NWCN.com

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 2:25 PM

PORTLAND - Cold Case detectives in Portland said they have closed a 2002 homicide case.

In January of that year, police found 66-year-old Jack Harvey Jones dead with visible head trauma at a home on the 3700 block of Southeast Division Street.

In 2011, two different sources told police 37-year-old James Edward Follett admitted that he had killed Jones.

Detectives said Follett was a heavy drug user at the time and asking for money from neighbors. The crime was thought to be the result of a robbery.

Follett died of a drug overdose in December 2010. Investigators wanted to remind the public how important witness information is to solving crimes.

The bureau has nearly 300 unsolved murders dating back to 1969.

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