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Man Arrested for Homicide in Aloha (Photo) - 05/08/24

On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 6:11 a.m., deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a death investigation near the 20400 block of SW Rachelle Court in Aloha. 

Investigators learned a 53-year-old man was deceased at the location, having suffered trauma to the head. The victim, Chad Thibodeaux of Olympia, Washington, was known to the suspect, who fled the location shortly after. Witnesses provided a description of the suspect that was sent to responding patrol deputies. 

A deputy patrolling near the intersection of SW 185th Avenue and SW Tualatin Valley Highway located the suspect, 24-year-old Austin Chan. At 6:58 a.m. Chan was safely taken into custody.

Chan was transported to the Washington County Jail and booked on the charge of murder in the second degree. Additional charges may follow. 

The investigation is ongoing, and additional details will not be released at this time. 

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