Tuesday, June 27, 2017

UPDATE: Death Investigation Underway at Southeast Portland's Beggars Tick Marsh

UPDATE: DEATH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY AT SOUTHEAST PORTLAND'S BEGGARS TICK MARSH


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: June 27th, 2017 2:18 PM
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Dive Team responded to assist with the body recovery from Beggars Tick Marsh. The remains have been turned over to the Oregon State Medical Examiner, who will conduct an autopsy on Wednesday to determine identity and cause of death. Initial observations did not show any obvious signs of trauma.

Updates will be shared when they become available.

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On Tuesday June 27, 2017, at 10:01 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to Beggars Tick Park, located at 5801 Southeast 111th Avenue, on the report that a Portland Parks & Recreation employee found a body in the marsh. Based on the initial observations, the body has been in the water for quite some time.

Officers and Portland Fire & Rescue personnel are at the scene working to determine how to collect the body from the marsh for examination by the Oregon State Medical Examiner.

At this point, there is no identity, age, sex, or information on cause of death.

As information becomes available, updates will be provided.

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