1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
June 10, 2003 00:00
An autopsy, conducted by the Medical Examiner's Office, determined that Lawson died of homicidal violence but for investigative reasons the cause of death is being withheld for 24 hours. Investigators have also learned that, prior to her death, Lawson was in possession of a black leather purse with a shoulder strap and a black wallet. These items were not found at the crime scene.
Lawson lived a transient lifestyle, frequented the Downtown Area of Portland, and had prior contact with the police.
Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call Detective Paul Weatheroy at (503) 823-0458 or Detective Cheryl Kanzler at (503) 823-0865.
This investigation is continuing.
Sgt. Pete Simpson