UPDATE: Portland Police Investigate Death on SE Hawthorne

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January 03, 2011 12:05

  

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On Thursday December 30, 2010, at approximately 3:17 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of an adult male lying unconscious behind a dumpster in the 3500 block of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the man was deceased.

The deceased person has been identified as 58-year-old Randy Lee Tinnell, who was homeless at the time of his death. Mr. Tinnell was wearing several layers of wet clothes and officers noted many empty alcohol bottles, clothing and other property near his body.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner has conducted an autopsy on Mr. Tinnell and determined that he died of hypothermia.

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This afternoon, Thursday December 30, 2010, at approximately 3:17 p.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of an adult male lying unconscious behind a dumpster in the 3500 block of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the man was deceased. The 58-year-old male appeared to be homeless.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner responded and took custody of the deceased. The Medical Examiner will conduct an examination to determine the cause of death which at this point is unknown. At this point, no foul play is suspected.

The man's identity will not be released until the next-of-kin is notified.

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