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Arrest in the Murder of Sierra Maldonado

March 22, 2004 00:00



On Monday, March 22, 2004, Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives arrested 20-year-old Christopher Cook in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Clark County resident Sierra Maldonado. Maldonado’s body was found on Monday, March 15, 2004, in the Willamette River, beneath the Broadway Bridge. She had been reported missing after vanishing from a downtown Portland nightclub.

Detectives have been conducting interviews with many individuals regarding Maldonado’s death. Detectives interviewed Cook on March 22, 2004, as part of the ongoing investigation. At the conclusion of that interview, he was taken into custody. Cook was lodged in the Multnomah County Detention Center, on charges of Aggravated Murder; he will be arraigned on Tuesday, March 23, 2004.

Detectives are still waiting for test results from the Medical Examiner, and this investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this homicide, is asked to call Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detective Brian Grose at (503) 823-0757 or Detective Barry Renna at (503) 823-0255.



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