On Wednesday, June 5, the flag of the City of Portland will be lowered in honor of a deceased newborn girl found at a Portland recycling center. The City flag will be lowered at City Hall, the Portland Building, the World Trade Center, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and Jeld-Wen Field. Portland Police are still investigating the manner and cause of death.
“We need the public’s help with this investigation. Someone out there knows something. For the sake of this child, who never had a chance at life, please leave an anonymous tip,” said Commissioner Dan Saltzman. “The least we can do for this baby is to get some answers.”
Also on Wednesday, Commissioner Saltzman will make remarks in honor of the newborn at the 9:30am Portland City Council meeting at Portland City Hall.
City Council approved a resolution in April 2009 to lower the City’s flag in honor of children who die from abuse, neglect, or homicidal violence. This marks the tenth time that the flag has been lowered.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.
Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.
Portland Police Investigators:
Detective Kristina Coffey - (503) 823-0762, Kristina.Coffey@PortlandOregon.gov
Detective Erik Kammerer - (503) 823-0696 Erik.Kammerer@PortlandOregon.gov