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April 25, 2002 00:00


On April 24, 2002, at 7:25p.m., Portland Police Officers responded to a report of a stabbing at 12743 SE Lydia Court. When officers arrived, they saw the body of 8-year-old Vanessa Neubarth. Officers contacted 54-year-old Van Neubarth, who appeared to have numerous stab wounds, and 33-year-old Aaron Neubarth. Van Neubarth was transported to OHSU and Aaron Neubarth was taken into custody for questioning. Homicide detectives were called to the scene and initiated a criminal investigation.

During the investigation, Detectives arrested Aaron Neubarth and booked him into the Justice Center Jail on one count of Aggravated Murder, one count of Attempt Aggravated Murder, and one count of Assault in the First Degree. The Medical Examiner has determined that Vanessa Nuebarth died of multiple stab wounds.

Van Neubarth is the father of both Aaron and Vanessa Neubarth, who are half brother and sister. A photograph of Aaron Neubarth is available, via e-mail, by calling the Portland Police Bureau Identification Division at (503) 823-0382.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the investigators listed above.


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Portland Police Bureau
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Portland, Oregon 97204



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