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Homicide Detectives Join Death Investigation

December 11, 2004 00:00


On Saturday, December 11, 2004, at 7:15 am, the Portland Fire Bureau was called to a house fire at 3323 Northeast 63rd Avenue. Firefighters arrived and discovered two bodies while fighting the fire. Fire Investigators were called to the scene and initiated an investigation. While conducting the investigation, fire investigators discovered evidence of criminal activity. Homicide Detectives have how joined the investigation.

Homicide Detectives and Fire Investigators will continue to process the residence as a crime scene. Investigators believe that it could take up to 48 hours to completely process evidence at the residence. Neither of the victims has been positively identified and an autopsy to determine the cause of death will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Homicide Detectives are the lead investigators in this case. Media questions should be directed to the Portland Police Bureau.

Anyone with information in this investigation is asked to call Detective Rich Austria at (503) 823-0449 or Detective Brian Grose at (503) 823-0757.

This investigation is continuing.


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