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News Release
UPDATE: Deceased Hit & Run Victim Identified - 11/24/21

The man found deceased in the Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood is identified as Robert Joseph Leon, 45. His family has been notified of his death.

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The Major Crash Team has determined this individuals' death to be the result of a hit and run. Investigators are working on identifying the individual and notifying his immediate family, after which his name will be released. The investigation is ongoing.

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A male was found deceased in the road in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood.

On Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 12:04a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a welfare check near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Tibbitts Street. When officers arrived they located a deceased male laying in the roadway. Based on preliminary investigation, the Major Crash Team is responding to investigate.

During the investigation, Southeast 122nd Avenue is closed between Southeast Kelly Street and Southeast Clinton Street.

If anyone has information about this incident, please reference case number 21-324538 and contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov attention Traffic Investigations Unit or call 503 823-2103.

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