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37-Year-Old Woman Found Dead in Southeast Portland

November 14, 2008 00:00



On Friday, November 14, 2008, at 9:00 am, East Precinct officers found the body of 37-year-old Amatha Mendive after responding to a report of a dead body behind a strip mall in the 16100 block of Southeast Stark Street. Immediately upon arrival, officers observed signs of homicidal violence to the victim’s body and called Homicide Detectives to conduct an investigation.

An autopsy, conducted by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner, concluded that the victim died of Homicidal Violence. For investigative reasons, detectives are withholding specific information about the cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416 or Detective Ken Whattam at (503) 823-0697.

This investigation is continuing.


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