Update: Death Investigation Now Homicide Investigation (Photo)

December 03, 2020 15:16


The person found dead on December 2, 2020, near North Columbia Boulevard and North Bank Street has been identified. 20-year-old Gabriel Rivera died from gunshot wounds and the Oregon State Medical Examiner has ruled his death a homicide. Mr. Rivera is the 48th homicide victim in Portland in 2020.

Additional information regarding this case will be released at the direction of the investigators.

Mr. Rivera's next of kin has been notified of his death and provided the attached photograph.

This homicide continues to be under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Travis Law (503)823-0395 travis.law@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote (503)823-0781 ryan.foote@portlandoregon.gov


On December 2, 2020, at 7:06 a.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to call of a welfare check in the area of North Columbia Blvd and North Bank. The welfare check is now a death investigation and Detectives are responding to the scene.

Eastbound North Columbia Blvd is closed from Upland to Midway.

An update will be provided when available from Detectives.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Travis Law 503-823-0395 Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote 503-823-0781 Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov.



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