Two individuals arrested in the death of a newborn child

Two individuals arrested in the death of a newborn child

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July 11, 2014 11:30


Early this morning, July 11, 2014, at 3:36 a.m., North Precinct officers arrested Sarah Mangus, a 29-year-old female, and Jamie Mangus, a 34 year-old male, on charges of Murder by Abuse and Manslaughter I. The couple had been indicted earlier in July in connection with the April 12, 2014 death of Krystal Mangus, a newborn female.

The incidents stems for an April 12, 2014 call for police to assist medical units for a baby that was not breathing, in the 8000 Block of North Newman. Officers arrived and request Portland Police Homicide detectives respond to assist with the investigation.

Homicide detectives were able to determine that the child had been born in an apartment in the North Portland and had not received medical attention. This week the case was presented to a Multnomah County Grand Jury and the couple was indicted for case was presented and the couple indicted on the charges listed above.

This investigation is ongoing.



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