Death Investigation Underway in Downtown Portland After Person Jumped or Fell from Parking Garage

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June 14, 2018 19:50


On Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 7:10 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Southwest 6th Avenue between Southwest Alder Street and Southwest Washington Street on the report that a person fell from a parking garage.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located a male suffering from traumatic injuries. Emergency medical responders determined the male was deceased.

Officers are speaking with witnesses and conducting an investigation to determine if the deceased person fell or jumped from the building. Based on information gathered at this time foul play is not believed to be involved in this death investigation.

Southwest 6th Avenue between Southwest Alder Street and Southwest Washington Street will be closed until the completion of the investigation. This road closure impacts vehicle, TriMet, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic on Southwest 6th Avenue.

Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are responding to assist with this investigation. A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office is also responding to assume the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

The Portland Police Bureau created a video in 2013 titled, "What if You Could Turn Back the Clock on Suicide?" It is available for viewing at

The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call 503-963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.

Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Information about the Portland Police Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting



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