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Murder suicide in Northeast Portland

August 09, 2002 00:00


On Friday, August 9, 2002, at 11:25 a.m., Portland Police responded to an apartment complex in the 5000 block of Northeast 31st Avenue, where the landlord had discovered the bodies of a male and female inside an apartment. Evidence at the scene led investigators to believe the subjects, who Detectives believe are husband and wife, had been dead for several days.

An autopsy, conducted by the Medical Examiner's Office, determined both subjects had died of gunshot wounds in a murder/suicide. The Medical Examiner concluded that the male had killed the female and then turned the gun on himself.

Detectives, processing the crime scene removed several guns from the home. There is no prior history of domestic violence calls associated with the victim at the address. The identity of the subjects is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


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