63-Year-Old Suspected Serial Killer Indicted for Three Portland Homicides

63-Year-Old Suspected Serial Killer Indicted for Three Portland Homicides

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August 27, 2012 15:10


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On Monday August 27, 2012, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 63-year-old Jeffrey Paul Cutlip in connection with three cold case homicides that occurred in Portland, Oregon.

Cutlip was indicted on two counts of Aggravated Murder and nine counts of Murder in connection with the deaths of 44-year-old Marlene Claire Carlson in 1975, 15-year-old Julie Marie Bennett in 1977 and 33-year-old Nielene Doll in 1993.

Cutlip will be arraigned on Tuesday August 28, 2012 in Multnomah County Court.

On August 6, 1975, 44-year-old Marlene Claire Carlson was found strangled in her apartment at 715 Southwest 15th Avenue. She had last been seen alive on July 30, 1975.

On April 4, 1977, 15-year-old Julie Marie Bennett went missing and was found dead two days later in Johnson Creek.

On July 21, 1993, 33-year-old Nielene Doll was found deceased off Southeast Bull Run Road in rural Clackamas County. She had been reported missing earlier in the month.

In late July 2012, Cutlip was living in Brownsville, Texas and called the Brownsville Police Department to admit his involvement in the murders.

Cutlip was arrested on July 23, 2012 in Texas and was extradited to Portland on August 16, 2012.

Cold Case Homicide Unit detectives are continuing to investigate all three cases and releasing additional information on any of these cases could compromise the investigation and the eventual prosecution of Jeffrey Cutlip.

No additional details can be released at this time and the Carlson, Bennett and Doll families are requesting absolute privacy at this time.

Anyone with information about any crime committed by Jeffrey Cutlip or that they believe could have been committed by Jeffrey Cutlip should contact Cold Case Homicide Unit detectives.

Detective Jim Lawrence can be reached at (503) 823-0867 or James.Lawrence@PortlandOregon.gov. Detective Meredith Hopper can be reached at (503) 823-0865 or Meredith.Hopper@PortlandOregon.gov.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit is comprised of a Sergeant and four Detectives who are assisted by several retired investigators. These retired investigators volunteer their time and are working under a Federal grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Institute for Justice.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit has a close partnership with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

The Portland Police Bureau has nearly 300 unsolved murders dating back to 1969.

The Portland Police Bureau Cold Case Homicide Unit's slogan is: "We don't give up. We never give up."



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