UPDATE: Death Investigation Underway in North Portland

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November 20, 2013 14:05

  

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy today on 40-year-old Joshua Keen and determined that he committed suicide.

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

The Police Bureau has produced a suicide prevention video available for viewing by visiting http://youtu.be/_1uz3cs-HdA

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.

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This morning, Tuesday November 19, 2013, at 7:25 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a body down an embankment in the 3300 block of North Interstate Avenue.

Officers arrived and confirmed that the person was deceased and have called for Homicide detectives to respond to the scene along with Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division.

No other information is available at this time.

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