Suspect indicted for 2015 Portland murder

PORTLAND, Ore. – A suspect has been indicted for the murder of a man whose body was found at the base of a cliff at Rocky Butte in 2015.

A Multnomah County grand jury indicted Avonte T. Armstead, 22, for the death of 22-year-old Irvin I. Batalla (pictured), Portland police said.

Batalla was found dead on July 7, 2015, at the base of a cliff. The state medical examiner determined he died of blunt force injuries. 

Detectives learned Armstead killed Batalla during their course of their investigation, police said.

Armstead will be brought from the Carson City Jail in Carson City, Nevada, to Oregon to face one count of murder.

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