Alma Police Department Looks To Help Solve 40 Year Old Case

Police in Salem, Oregon are asking for help from the Alma Police Department to get answers from an unsolved case dating back nearly 40 years.

A man is suspected of setting a fire in a hotel back in 1975 that caused the deaths of two people.

Investigators say he used the name Thomas Charles Hanson.

Hanson told investigators, at the time, he had arrived in the area the week before from Alma.

He was supposed to talk to investigators in Salem again, but never showed.

Detectives also discovered the name, birth date, and social security numbers he gave were all fake. 

If you recognize the man in the photo, please contact the Alma Police Department: (989)463-8336