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Downtown Resident Dies of Stab Wounds

January 23, 2009 00:00



On Friday, January 23, 2009, at 1:12 am, Central Precinct officers found a 64-year-old deceased man after responding to a stabbing call at 1218 SW Washington Street. Officers made contact with a male suspect at the scene and identified him as 60-year-old Melvin Earl Parker. Homicide Detectives were called to the scene to conduct an investigation.

Earlier today, the Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and determined the victim died of stab wounds. Parker has been charged with one count of Murder and was lodged into the Justice Center Jail.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jim McCausland at (503) 823-0449 or Detective Steve Ober at (503) 823-4033.

This investigation is continuing.


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