Death Investigation in the East Buckman Neighborhood now a Homicide Investigation

Death Investigation in the East Buckman Neighborhood now a Homicide Investigation

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July 11, 2012 15:00


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Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a young woman found in an apartment in Southeast Portland on Tuesday afternoon.

Today, Wednesday July 11, 2012, the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on the victim, identified as a female in her 30s, and determined that the cause of death was homicidal violence. Detectives and the Medical Examiner are continuing to work to determine the woman's identity.

Portland Police officers from Central Precinct were called to a residence in the 1400 block of Southeast Belmont Street on Tuesday July 10, at 1:54 p.m., on the report of a deceased female in an apartment.

No additional information about the investigation will be released at this time.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the case but have not identified a suspect or made any arrests.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to contact Detective Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0833 or; or Detective Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416 or

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous. Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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