Portland police seek new leads in 1998 Denny’s homicide case

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PORTLAND — The Portland Police Department continues to investigate the unsolved homicide of Robert Joyal, who was fatally stabbed during an altercation outside a Denny’s restaurant 25 years ago.

On April 4, 1998, at 1:00 a.m., Joyal was with friends at the Denny’s located at 1091 Congress Street when an argument involving a large group of people escalated, leading to Joyal’s death from stab wounds.

Despite the passage of time, detectives remain committed to bringing closure to the case and are asking for the public’s assistance.

Anyone with information that could help solve this crime is encouraged to reach out.

Detective Tully can be contacted directly at (207) 874-8550 for any leads.

The Portland Police Department believes that even after two and a half decades, new information could be vital to resolving this case and bringing justice to Joyal’s family and loved ones.

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