UPDATE #2: Identity Released in Cully Neighborhood Homicide (Photo)

December 15, 2021 16:37


The victim of the December 5th Cully Neighborhood homicide is identified as Silas High Hawk, 30. His family has been notified of his death and provided the attached photograph for public release.

The case remains under investigation and no further information is available. If anyone has information about this case, please contact Detective Brad Clifton Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0696.



The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause and manner of death to be homicide by gunshot wound. The victim’s name will be released once family has been notified. Homicide Detectives are actively investigating the case.



A death investigation at Northeast Portland Highway at Northeast 45th Avenue in the Cully Neighborhood has traffic closed in the area.

On Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 5:49a.m., North Precinct officers responded to a vehicle crashed into a power pole at that location. When they arrived they located what appeared to be an adult male deceased in the vehicle.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. The Portland Police Major Crash Team is assisting with the investigation, although it's undetermined if it's a fatal crash.

During the investigation, Northeast Portland Highway is closed between Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast 60th Avenue.

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



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