In July 2008, Jerry Harvey Derry received serious injuries during an assault and later died from those injuries.
During the Fourth of July holiday, Derry was visiting a son in Salem, Oregon. Derry participated in the event that continued into the early morning hours of the next day.
Between midnight and 2:30 a.m., Derry and a group of party goers were outside the son's residence. An altercation occurred and when the party goers left the area, Derry was found laying on the ground with injuries.
Detectives from both the initial investigation and the cold case review believe that not all of the witnesses to the altercation have been forthcoming.
Cold case detectives continue to review the evidence and information in this case. If you have information on this case, tips can be sent to the Cold Case Squad by using the
Cold Case Squad tip form.