UPDATE: Victim in Friday Morning Death Investigation Identified

Portland Police Bureau - 06/11/18

Detectives continue a death investigation that began on Friday, Jun 8, 2018, in the 10900 block of Northeast Marx Street.

The deceased person, has been identified as 69-year-old Kenneth J. Okazaki, of Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office continues to investigate the cause of death and has not determined the cause of death at this time.

Any friends or family that had contact with Okazaki in the previous month are asked to contact Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Mark Slater at 503-823-9319 or Mark.Slater@portlandoregon.gov



On Friday, June 8, 2018, at 1:03 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 10900 block of Northeast Marx Street on the report that someone had located a deceased person inside a residence.

Officers arrived at the scene and located a deceased adult male inside the residence. A member with the State Medical Examiner's Office responded, and based on initial information, determined the death was suspicious in nature.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded to take over this investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division have also responded to assist with this investigation.

The Portland Police Bureau's Public Information Officer (PIO) is responding to the scene and plans to arrive within the next hour. Any interested media should respond to the intersection of Northeast 109th Avenue and Northeast Marx Street for a briefing.

Anyone with information about this death investigation should contact the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail by calling 503-823-0479