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December 28, 2001 00:00


On December 17, 2001, Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified that 76-year-old Sheila Crosby had been taken to a Portland area medical facility and that she was the victim of severe abuse and neglect. Detectives conducted an investigation and arrested Sheila Crosby’s daughter, 38-year-old Karla Crosby, on charges of Assault in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree.

On December 24, 2001, Sheila Crosby died of her injuries. Homicide Detectives have now charged Karla Crosby with Murder by Neglect or Mistreatment under ORS 163.155(c) (B).

Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, no additional information is available at this time. A photograph of Karla Crosby is available from the Portland Police Bureau Identification Division at (503) 823-0382.

Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call investigators listed above.

The death of Sheila Crosby is the 22nd Homicide in Portland this year.


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