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57-year-old arrested in elder abuse Investigation

October 01, 2004 00:00


On Friday, October 1, 2004, Detectives arrested 57-year-old Michael Anthony Bruno on one count of Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree and one count of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree in connection with an elder abuse investigation that began on September 28, 2004. The investigation began after Multnomah County Aging Services representatives discovered a 90-year-old Portland resident with a hip fracture lying on a bare mattress encrusted with fecal material and soaked in urine. The victim had developed a serious medical condition because of her living conditions and was transported to an area hospital.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Bruno had befriended the victim several years ago, after the death of her husband. Bruno allegedly convinced the victim to allow him to have Power of Attorney over her finances and later convinced her that she did not need medical treatment for her injuries. Bruno told investigators that he frequently dates elderly women, including women in there nineties, leading investigators to believe that there may be additional victims.

Anyone with information with this investigation is asked to call Detective Kevin Warren at (503) 823-0400. This investigation is continuing.


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