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Man Arrested in Murder of 54-Year-Old Female

May 03, 2006 00:00


On May 3, 2006, Portland Police Homicide Detectives arrested 63-year-old Gilberto Pedroso for the murder of 54-year-old Claudia Rhone. Pedroso was charged with one count of Murder and a Probation Violation Detention Warrant.

Rhone’s body was discovered by Portland Police Officers on May 2, 2006, at 10:55 p.m., after they responded to the 200 block of North Sumner Street on a “check the welfare” call. Rhone was found in the common area of an apartment complex located at North Vancouver Avenue and North Sumner Street. Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and verified Rhone had been the victim of stabbing.

Results from the Multnomah County Medical Examiner are not yet available and the official cause of death has not been determined.

Anyone who has information regarding this homicide is asked to call Detective Jon Rhodes at (503) 823-0459 or Detective Lynn Courtney at (503) 823-0451.

This investigation is continuing.


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