UPDATE#2: Suspect in Stabbing Murder Arrested (Photo)

March 11, 2021 19:31

  

The suspect in a murder case from last month has been arrested.

Portland Police Homicide Detectives identified 27-year-old Elijah Townsend as the suspect in the death Cory Zenuch. Homicide Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Townsend for the crimes of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

On Thursday, March 11th, 2021, the United States Marshal's Fugitive Taskforce located and arrested Townsend in northeast Portland on his outstanding warrant.

Townsend was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center.

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The medical examiner has identified the deceased as Cory Zenuch, 28. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photograph of him for public distribution.

The manner and cause of death was determined to be homicide by stabbing.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0781.

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On February 10, 2021, at about 12:50 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a stabbing in the 4700 block of Southeast 83rd Avenue. Upon arrival officers determined that a person had been stabbed and did not survive.

Police secured the scene and detectives took over the investigation. Cause and manner of death will be determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office. Any additional information will be released at the direction of the Detective Division.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Travis Law Travis.Law@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0395 or Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0781.

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