Suspect strangled, fatally stabbed friend at Portland apartment, court docs say

PORTLAND, Ore. — A murder charge has been filed against a 34-year-old woman who walked into the Portland police station to report there was a dead body inside an apartment in the Goose Hollow neighborhood.

Sgt. Chris Burley says investigators found a man's body inside the apartment Tuesday and determined it was a homicide.

The victim was later identified as 35-year-old Ryan D. Thompson of Portland. A medical examiner said Thompson's cause of death was strangulation. He also had a blunt force injury to the back of his head and stab wound on his arm, according to court documents.

Paris James McConville, who identifies as a woman according to court documents, was booked into jail and charged with murder. Court records don't list an attorney to speak on McConville's behalf.

Court documents said McConville told jailers she recently returned to Portland after being homeless in Pendleton, and Thompson was a friend she knew for about 10 years. She told police she strangled and stabbed Thompson and "deserved to be punished," according to the documents.

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