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News Release
Christopher A Tompkins
Christopher A Tompkins
UPDATE: Deceased Person in Friday Afternoon Suspicious Death Investigation Identified (Photo) - 11/08/18

The deceased person located Friday afternoon in the 6800 block of Northeast Broadway has been identified as 59-year-old Christopher A. Tompkins of Portland, Oregon.

The Police Bureau awaits a determination from the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office regarding the manner and cause of Topkins' death.

At this time in the investigation, detectives do not believe there is an immediate danger to the community in relation to this investigation.

There is no additional information being released regarding the investigation at this time.

Anyone with information about Christopher Tompkins or this incident should contact Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detail Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762 or Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov



The deceased person was located in the 6800 block of Northeast Broadway.

The Police Bureau regrets this error.



On Friday, November 2, 2018, at 3:51 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 6800 block of Northeast Broadway on the report that a community member had information about a deceased person.

Officers arrived in the area and searched a green space located on the south side of Northeast Broadway. As officers canvassed the area described by the caller, they found a deceased person. The deceased is believed to be an adult male. Officers noted the circumstances were suspicious-in-nature, so members of the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Homicide Detail have responded to the scene along with criminalists from the Forensic Evidence Division, a member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner and a deputy district attorney from the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.

The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death as well as work to confirm the identity of the deceased.

At this early stage in the investigation there is no additional information to provide the public. Additional information will be provided as the investigation continues and more is learned by investigators.

Any interested media should stage at the parking lot near the southeast corner of Northeast 67th Avenue and Northeast Broadway. The Public Information Officer is responding to the scene and anticipates arriving in 30 minutes.

Anyone with information about this death should contact Detective Erik Kammerer at 503-823-0762, Erik.Kammerer@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, Brad.Clifton@portlandoregon.gov


Attached Media Files: Christopher A Tompkins
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