UPDATE: Death Investigation in Parking Lot of Southeast Precinct

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August 15, 2013 16:15


The Oregon State Medical Examiner confirmed that the man found at Southeast Precinct this morning committed suicide. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

The man is a 37-year-old Portland resident.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thought or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please consider the following options:

The Multnomah County Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.

Lines for Life is available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary. Call (503) 963-2575



This morning, Thursday August 15, 2013, at 9:28 a.m., Southeast Precinct officers discovered a deceased adult male in the employee parking lot of Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.

Preliminary information indicates that the adult male is not a member of the Portland Police Bureau and it may be a suicide.

As is standard in all death investigations, Homicide detectives, Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division and the Medical Examiner are responding to the scene.

No additional details are available at this time.



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