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Update: Death Investigation Now Determined to Be Murder-Suicide (Edit: Children's Ages Corrected) - 05/11/22

Gresham, Ore.— On the morning of May 10, Gresham Police and the East County Major Crimes Team (MCT) began a death investigation in the 700 block of SE 185th Ave. During the investigation, three people were discovered deceased in an apartment. Following crime scene investigation and autopsies performed today, it was determined that 31-year-old Ashley Palmer, of Gresham, and her two children, ages six and eight, died from gunshot wounds in a murder-suicide event.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis or is contemplating suicide, help is available: 

  • The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center urges those who are struggling to seek help. Call 503-988-4888 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Call 800-273-8255 to reach free, confidential support 24 hours a day from Lines for Life or visit for a full list of help services. En Español: 888-628- 9454. TTY: 800-799-4TTY (4889).
  • Youthline, a service of Lines for Life, is a peer crisis and help line for those 21 and younger. Teens are available to help daily, 4 to 10 p.m. Pacific Time (off-hour calls answered by adult call counselors). Call 877-968-8491, text “teen2teen” to 839863, or chat online at
  • Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 with the message “Home” for support any time, night or day.


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