Death Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland - One Person Deceased

Portland Police Bureau - 05/22/18 
On Monday, May 21, 2018, at 11:08 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of an injured person lying on the sidewalk on Southwest 2nd Avenue between Southwest Ash Street and Southwest Ankeny Street.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene and located an adult female on the east sidewalk of Southwest 2nd Avenue. Responding officers provided the injured person with emergency first aid; however, when emergency medical responders arrived, they determined the woman was deceased.

Members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail will lead this death investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division, members of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, and a representative from the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office have also responded to assist with this investigation.

The investigation is in its early stages and no additional information will be available until after the start of business on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

Southwest 2nd Avenue is closed to all traffic between Southwest Oak Street and Southwest Burnside Street during this investigation.

Based on the initial investigation there is not believed to be a danger to the community in regards to this death investigation.

Anyone who was information, including possible video surveillance, of this investigation should contact the Detective Division's Homicide Detail at 503-823-0479.