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Forest Grove Police Department Investigating Suspicious Death as a Homicide - 04/11/18

On March 19, 2018, at approximately 4:15pm, Forest Grove Police Officers responded to The College Place Apartments, in Forest Grove, to conduct a welfare check on a tenant.  Upon arrival, officers found 54-year-old Cynthia Lou Belton, deceased, inside her apartment.  Detectives from the Forest Grove Police Department, and a Deputy Medical Examiner responded and determined the death was suspicious.  The Washington County Major Crimes Team and the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory were asked to assist with the investigation.

Law enforcement investigators have been following up on all investigative leads and analyzing all available evidence, and consider the death of Cynthia Lou Belton to be the result of homicidal violence.  Because this is an ongoing investigation, no additional details will be provided at this time.

The Forest Grove Police Department, and the Washington County Major Crimes Team, is asking for the public’s assistance.  Anyone with information regarding Cynthia Lou Belton, or her death, is asked to contact the Forest Grove Police Department at 503.992.3260 or 503.629.0111.

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