1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
November 15, 2001 00:00
On Thursday, November 15, 2001, the Medical Examiner confirmed that the victim died of blunt force trauma. The victim has been identified as 65-year-old Kenneth Patterson. Patterson lived at the residence where his body was found.
On November 13, 2001, the day prior to the discovery of the homicide, Portland Police were called to Patterson’s home to investigate a burglary. Homicide Detectives have not determined if there is a connection between the homicide and burglary.
Patterson’s vehicle has also been seized and will be processed for evidence. The vehicle was recovered from a location some distance from the residence. Patterson’s death is the 21st homicide to occur in the City of Portland this year.
Anyone with information is asked to call the investigators listed above.
This investigation is continuing.
Sgt. Pete Simpson