UPDATE: Detectives Seeking information on homicide investigation

March 04, 2021 18:06

  

The Portland Police Bureau Detective Division, Homicide Unit, is seeking information in an ongoing investigation.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who knew 57-year-old James Setty or knew where he was living in Portland.

Mr. Setty was killed in a stabbing which occurred on Saturday, February 20, 2021 on the east end of the Broadway Bridge.

Detectives have released photos to help refresh people's memories, although just prior to his death his beard and hair were longer than the photos depict.

If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457.

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The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined the victim died from stab wounds and ruled the death a homicide.

The deceased has been identified as James Setty, 57.

The incident is still under investigation. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457.

This is the 12th homicide in Portland in 2021.

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A suspicious death investigation is underway in the Lloyd District neighborhood.

On Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:12a.m., Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a medical check on a person down on the east end of the Broadway Bridge. When officers arrived they located a deceased person with suspicious injuries.

Portland Police detectives are investigating. During the investigation, the eastbound lanes of the Broadway Bridge were closed to North Larrabee Avenue, but have since reopened.

If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact Detective Jennifer Hertzler at Jennifer.Hertzler@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-1040 or Detective Rico Beniga at Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0457.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. More information will be released when appropriate.

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