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Echo of distant water : the 1958 disappearance of Portland's Martin family / J. B. Fisher.

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Summary:

"Ken Martin, his wife Barbara, and their three young daughters left their Northeast Portland home in December of 1958 to search for Christmas greens in the Columbia River Gorge - and never returned. The Martins' disappearance spurred the largest missing persons search in Oregon history and the mystery has remained perplexingly unsolved to this day. For the past six years, J.B. Fisher (Portland on the Take) has pored over the case after finding in his garage a stack of old Oregon Journal newspaper articles about the story. Through a series of serendipitous encounters, Fisher obtained a wealth of first-hand and never-before publicized information about the case including police reports from several agencies, materials and photos belonging to the Martin family, and the personal notebooks and papers of Multnomah County Sheriff's Detective Walter E. Graven, who was always convinced that the case was a homicide rather than an accident and worked tirelessly to prove it. Graven, however, faced real resistance from his superiors to bring his findings to light. Used as a trail left behind after his 1988 death to guide future researchers, Graven's personal documents provide fascinating insight into the question of what happened to the Martins - a path leading to abduction and murder, an intimate family secret, and civic corruption going all the way to the Kennedys in Washington, DC"--Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Sherman County Public/School Library 364.15 FIS (Text) 37039000172002 NON-FICTION Book Branch_Only_3months 03/12/2020 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781634242400
  • Physical Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: Walterville, OR : Trine Day, [2019]

Content descriptions

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"Ken Martin, his wife Barbara, and their three young daughters left their Northeast Portland home in December of 1958 to search for Christmas greens in the Columbia River Gorge - and never returned. The Martins' disappearance spurred the largest missing persons search in Oregon history and the mystery has remained perplexingly unsolved to this day. For the past six years, J.B. Fisher (Portland on the Take) has pored over the case after finding in his garage a stack of old Oregon Journal newspaper articles about the story. Through a series of serendipitous encounters, Fisher obtained a wealth of first-hand and never-before publicized information about the case including police reports from several agencies, materials and photos belonging to the Martin family, and the personal notebooks and papers of Multnomah County Sheriff's Detective Walter E. Graven, who was always convinced that the case was a homicide rather than an accident and worked tirelessly to prove it. Graven, however, faced real resistance from his superiors to bring his findings to light. Used as a trail left behind after his 1988 death to guide future researchers, Graven's personal documents provide fascinating insight into the question of what happened to the Martins - a path leading to abduction and murder, an intimate family secret, and civic corruption going all the way to the Kennedys in Washington, DC"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Missing persons > Oregon > Portland.
Missing persons > Investigation > Oregon > Portland.
Genre: True crime stories.
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