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Woman found dead near Steel Bridge

May 23, 2003 00:00

  

On Friday May 23, 2003, at 5:28 a.m., A Union Pacific employee discovered a body under the Esplanade Footbridge near the East Side of the Steel Bridge. Uniform officers responded to the scene and notified Homicide investigators who initiated an investigation. The body appeared to be an adult female with a dark complexion. She had significant signs of trauma to the head.

This afternoon, the Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined that the female died of blunt force trauma to the head. Investigators have not identified the victim who may or may not be a transient. This is the tenth homicide in Portland this year.

Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call Detective Shirley Parsons at (503) 823-0395 or Detective Barry Renna at (503) 823-0255.

Update: On June 10, 2003, eleven suspect were arrested in connection with the May 23, 2003, death of Jessica Kate Williams. The suspects are:

James Daniel Nelson M/W DOB 02-09-76 Arrested for Assault in the Second Degree, Coercion, Kidnap in the First Degree

Cassie Jean Hale F/W DOB 03-11-83 Arrested for Assault in the Second Degree, Coercion, Kidnap in the First Degree

Cordell Dennison M/W DOB 02-28-84 Arrested for Assault in the Second Degree, Coercion, Kidnap in the First Degree

Heidi Lee Keller F/W DOB 06-24-82 Arrested for Assault in the Second Degree, Coercion, Kidnap in the First Degree

Sarah La'dona Caster i F/W DOB 06-01-86 Arrested for Assault In the Second Degree, Coercion, Kidnap in the First Degree

Steven Scott Pearce M/W DOB 07-31-82 Arrested for Assault in the Second Degree, Coercion, Kidnap in the First Degree

Joshua Ryan Brown-Lenon DOB 03-31-85 Arrested for Assault in the Second Degree, Coercion, Kidnap in the First Degree

Crystal Ann Grace i F/W DOB 12-08-83 Arrested for Assault in the Second Degree, Coercion, Kidnap in the First Degree

Crystal Elliot F/W DOB 02-27-87 Arrested for Assault in the Second Degree, Coercion, Kidnap in the First Degree

Danielle Marie Cox F/W DOB 7-31-84 Arrested for Murder, Assault in the Second Degree, Coercion, Kidnap in the First Degree

Jimmy Aaron Stewart M/W DOB 10-06-84 Arrested for Murder, Assault in the Second Degree, Coercion, Kidnap in the First Degree

This investigation is continuing.

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