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Two die in double homicide

October 22, 2003 00:00


On Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at 6:53 a.m., Portland Police Bureau officers responded to a 9-1-1 call for a "welfare check" in the vicinity of the 1900 block of Northeast 77th Avenue. Upon arriving, officers discovered a deceased man in a vehicle. The man has been identified as 40-year-old Rick Allen Krause.

Approximately 20 minutes later, a second body was discovered in the 1900 block of Northeast 76th Avenue. The second victim, a female, has been identified as 17-year-old Carrie Ireland.

The Medical Examiner has conducted autopsies on both victims and has determined that both died of gunshot wounds. At this time, Detectives are withholding information on the exact number of gunshot wounds and the specific placement of those wounds.

Based on information learned from witnesses, Detectives believe the homicides occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. on October 21, 2003. While several people have since reported hearing gunshots or other suspicious activity, no one called police at the time they occurred.

Detectives believe that both victims arrived in a red Dodge Stratus, license number ZMW 264. Detectives are looking for anyone who may have seen the victims or the vehicle in the hours prior to the homicides. Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call Detective Jon Rhodes at (503) 823-0459 or Detective Lynn Courtney at (503) 823-0451.

This investigation is continuing.


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