May 9th, 2006,
Author: Don DuPay
Three Portland Police Chief's were made aware of the homicide of Zebedee
Manning. Why was it kissed off as a suicide in 1975 and never
investigated? I know it was a homicide. I was the case detective.
Phil Stanford wrote again in the Portland Tribune about this cold case,
the drug execution murder I investigated in 1975 as a Portland police homicide Detective. 16-year-old Zebedee Manning was shot in the forehead
with a .22 cal sawed off rifle and laid out in his upstairs bedroom,
straight in the bed, hands folded over his chest and a sawed off .22
rifle laid on top of him.
You see, one problem was that Zebedee could
not have reached the trigger. It was impossible for Zebedee to have shot
himself. He couldn't have reached the trigger. Besides the neighbors
said they heard three shots. I found one hole in the bedroom wall and
one hole in the ceiling and one hole in his head. "They" the killers
were looking for several bags of heroin stashed in the room, (a fortune
in smack in the '70' s but the heroin was never found by the police. It
was found by the dead boy's mother Annamae Miller, in a crawl space in
the bedroom and flushed down the toilet.
After I was kicked off the
case and returned to Burglary detail, two plain closed cops (narcs or
detectives) went to the 'joint' to interview the dead boy's sister who
was doing time on an unrelated case. "Where's the dope. Where did it go.
What happened to it?" the cops asked. Of course she had been in prison
and didn't know what the cops were talking about.. (And what dope?) I was
kicked off the case...what dope and how much were the two cops looking
for? And then there is the "white" man's voice that calls and tells the
dead boys mother that there will be more deaths if the police aren't
called off. The boys mother eventually left Portland in fear and moved
Phil Stanford asks the question...we know it was a drug
execution murder over a lot of heroin. The investigating detective Don
DuPay, now running for Sheriff of Multnomah County, knows it was a murder.
Yes it was kissed off as a suicide by a homicide Lieutenant who knows
more than he is saying.
Finally Charlie Mackenny, Vera Katz chief of
staff was the last city official I make aware that Zebedee Manning was
murdered. I laid out my detective case and Charlie Mackenny was the last
person in office to kiss off the case. Phil Standford of the Tribune
thinks that the pdx homicide detectives will reopen this cold case.
won't! Says Don DuPay, for Sheriff, because they would be opening their own
little stink bag of corruption and murder.
I, Don DuPay, was the homicide
detective assigned to the case. I know it was a drug execution murder; I
think the police were involved in it.
Because why does one cop stop
another cop from investigating a murder unless they are stinking too?