Cold Cases

Cold Case Susan WS​usan Ann Wickersham

Date Missing: July 11, 1973
DOB 11/21/1955

W​ickersham was a seventeen year old girl who was born and raised in Bend and had just finished her junior year at Bend High School. She is described by her friends as a likeable young lady with a bubbly outgoing personality. On the evening of July 11, 1973 ​Wickersham and a friend had been cruising town in her mother’s car. After taking her friend home, ​Wickersham delivered the car to the Sage Room Restaurant (in downtown Bend near the Tower Theater) where her mother worked. ​Wickersham told her mother that friends were going to pick her up in front of the restaurant and take her home. ​Wickersham left the restaurant at about 11:30 PM and was last seen walking toward the Owl Rexall Drug Store on Wall Street. On January 20, 1976 skeletal remains and some personal items were found by a wood cutter approximately five miles south of Bend in a wooded area behind a weigh station on Hwy 97. The remains were identified as Wickersham through dental records and the recovered personal items. Examination of the skull by the state medical examiner’s office determined Wickersham had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.


Cold Case DoeUnidentified White Male

Body Recovered on November 27, 2004

On November 27, 2004 an unidentified white male was found deceased in a green sleeping bag along the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon, near Meadow Camp. The victim was dressed for the elements; wearing a gray stocking cap, black coat, brown extra large sweater, gray sweatshirt, black Levi jeans, gray wool socks and brown Danner boots. He also had an orange backpack with him. The victim appeared to be homeless. The victim's estimated age is between 40-50 years old. He is approximately 6'0" and 180-190 lbs. The victim has brown hair with a beard and mustache. It does not appear this death was the result of foul play.


Cold Case nordstromRon Louis Nordstrom

DOB:  06/14/1952

Ron Nordstrom was last seen leaving his residence on NE Yucca Avenue in Redmond on June 6, 1999. Nordstrom left on his mountain bike to go sightseeing and has not been seen or heard from since. Nordstrom was 46 years of age at the time of his disappearance. He was last seen wearing a dark colored long sleeve shirt, jeans and black baseball cap with the word “basic” on it. He was 5ft 11in weighing approximately 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Nordstrom was described as a loner and lived with his parents at the time of his disappearance. He did not drive and would usually ride his bike.

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Cold Case ChanAngela Lynn Chan

Date Missing: March 27, 1989
DOB 1/11/1970 

On March 27, 1989 ​Chan disappeared and has not been seen or heard from since. Her vehicle was found on the north shoulder of Hwy 126 just west of the Cline Falls Bridge. The car was in good running condition, however the passenger side window had been broken out and a large rock was lying between the front seats. Chan was described as an attractive white female with blond hair, blue eyes who was five feet two inches tall and weighed about one hundred twenty pounds. At the time of her disappearance she was married to Bruce Chan, an American of Chinese decent, who was a lieutenant in the U. S Marines stationed at Camp Pendelton in California. The couple was estranged but continued an amiable relationship. ​Angela was living with her parents in Redmond and her husband, Bruce, was visiting during the weekend. On the morning of Monday March 27 Angela and her husband went trap shooting. According to ​Bruce Chan, after shooting, he dropped ​Angela off in front of her parents house at about 2 PM and he left to return to Camp Pendelton. Several witnesses claim they saw Angela's car and a female matching her description around the Cline Fall Bridge later that afternoon. After ​Bruce Chan's departure, ​Angela's parents believed she had ​gone to Sisters to stay with a friend. On Wednesday March 29 they discovered she had never shown up at the friends house and was reported missing.

Cold Case LarsenGary Alan Larsen

Date Missing: September 16, 2001
DOB 04/04/1973 

Larsen was last seen on September 16, 2001. Larsen was with friends in Redmond the evening of September 15. He was last seen after driving a friend home from Shari’s Restaurant in Redmond in the early morning hours of September 16. Neither Larsen nor his truck have been seen since that morning. Larsen recently moved from Redmond to his mother’s house in La Pine, but continued to frequent the Redmond area. Larsen was 28 years old at the time of his disappearance. He was approximately 6ft 3in and weighed about 210 pounds. He had brown hair and brown eyes. Larsen was also driving a white 1995 Dodge 1500 truck displaying Oregon license plate XTN 945.
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