CORRECTION: Suspect Arrested in Connection with 2015 Murder (Photo)

CORRECTION: Suspect Arrested in Connection with 2015 Murder (Photo)

October 04, 2017 15:45

  

The original press release incorrectly named the deceased as "Irving." The deceased man name is Irvin I. Batalla.

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On Thursday, September 14, 2017, a Multnomah County Grand Jury indicted 22-year-old Avonte T. Armstead on one charge of murder in relation to the death of 22-year-old Irvin I. Batalla (See attached photograph).

This investigation began on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 5:49 p.m., when East Precinct officers responded to the report of a deceased person at the base of a cliff at Rocky Butte. Officers arrived and located Irvin Batalla lying on the ground; emergency responders determined Mr. Batalla was deceased.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and determined Mr. Batalla died of blunt force injuries.

During their investigation, detectives learned Armstead killed Batalla.

Armstead is being extradited from the Carson City Jail in Carson City, Nevada to the Multnomah County Jail. Currently there is no mug photograph to release of Armstead.

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