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News Release
Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death in Hazelwood Neighborhood - 01/19/23

A suspicious death investigation is underway in the Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 6:07p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a welfare check call in the area of Southeast 96th Avenue and Southeast Main Street. When officers and paramedics arrived they located a deceased male down an embankment. Due to suspicious circumstances found at the scene, Homicide Detectives responded. Cause and manner of death will be determined after an autopsy is performed by the medical examiner's office. As of now, this is considered a suspicious death investigation.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact Detective Jason Koenig at Jason.Koenig@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0889; or Detective William Winters at William.Winters@police.portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0466. Please refer to case number 23-17724.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Further information will be released when appropriate.

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