Thursday, August 10, 2017

Two Arrested for Murder of Missing Portland Man (Photo)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 10th, 2017 11:16 AM
Downloadable file: Peter G. Jirasek
Downloadable file: Jessika L. Atkinson
Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail have taken 23-year-old Jessika L. Atkinson and 34-year-old Peter Jirasek into custody in relation to a missing person case that started on Friday April 7, 2017.

On April 7, 2017 Portland Police received a report that 30-year-old Daniel Cohen of Portland had not been seen or in contact with his family.

During the investigation Portland Police detectives learned that a deceased person was located in Lane County. The Oregon State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the body and determined the cause of death to be homicidal violence. Portland Police detectives worked with the medical examiner and identified the deceased as Cohen.

Based on information learned during the investigation and for unrelated warrants, Atkinson and Jirasek were taken into custody in the Beaverton area. Atkinson and Jirasek were lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on Wednesday August 9, 2017. Atkinson was booked on charges of Murder and a Probation Violation. Jirasek was charged with Murder.

More information will be shared at the conclusion of the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696 or

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