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Death Ruled A Homicide

September 06, 2002 00:00


On Thursday, September 5, 2002, at 4:10 p.m., Portland Police Uniform Officers responded to a call of a "dead body" in a residence in the 4900 block of Southeast 76th Avenue. Upon arrival officers found the body of an individual, later identified as 26-year-old Forrest Richard Paul, who lived in the upstairs portion of the residence.

Homicide Detectives initiated an investigation. An autopsy, conducted by the Medical Examiner's Office, determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound or wounds. At the request of Homicide Detectives, the exact number of gunshots and location of wounds will not be released.

During the past six weeks the Portland Police Bureau has received six drug-related complaints from citizens concerned about activities at the residence. Anyone with specific information about this investigation is asked to call Detective George Weatheroy at (503) 823-0886 or Detective John Brooks at (503) 823-0400.

A photograph of Forrest Richard Paul is available, via e-mail, from the Portland Police Bureau Identification at (503) 823-0382.

This investigation is continuing.


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