Suspicious Death Investigation After Man Found Dead in Residence in Portland's King Neighborhood

Portland Police Bureau - 05/10/18 

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report that a deceased male had been located by a friend in the deceased person's residence, located in the 4200 block of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and confirmed the subject was deceased. The deceased is a male in his 80s. Officers noted that circumstances at the scene were suspicious-in-nature. Upon preliminary examination by a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, it was determined the Portland Police Detective Division's Homicide Detail would respond to the scene and assume the investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.

The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy in the coming days to determine the cause and manner of death as well as confirm the identity of the deceased.

During this investigation, one lane of northbound Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard will be closed between Northeast Skidmore Street and Northeast Mason Street.

The Public Information Officer is responding to this investigation and will arrive in approximately 30 minutes. Interested media should stage at 4101 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

Anyone with information about this death should contact Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503-823-0991, or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696,