UPDATE #2: Portland Police Conducting a Death Investigation in Southeast Portland

UPDATE #2: Portland Police Conducting a Death Investigation in Southeast Portland

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January 07, 2013 21:30

  

The Oregon State Medical Examiner identified the man found dead on Saturday in Johnson Creek as 31-year-old Roger Hugh Shaw of Southeast Portland.

Investigators learned that Shaw had been reported missing on January 3, 2013, and that he had a history of mental health issues and drug addiction.

There were no signs of trauma or foul play and the Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results before determining the cause of death.

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This afternoon, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team assisted Portland Police Bureau Homicide detectives in processing the scene where the body of an adult male was found in Johnson Creek. Divers retrieved the body and turned it over to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

The Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy on Sunday to further the investigation.

At this point, it is not known how the man died or who he is, other than an adult male appearing to be approximately 30 years old.

Anyone with information about this death is asked to contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416.

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This afternoon, Saturday January 5, 2013, at 12:53 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to East Precinct responded to the report of a body floating in Johnson Creek just west of 92nd Avenue.

Officers arrived and confirmed that it was a body and appears to be an adult. Police have cordoned off the area and are awaiting the arrival of Homicide detectives and Criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division to begin a death investigation.

Interested media is asked to meet the PIO on the bridge over Johnson Creek, ETA 30 minutes.

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