Milwaukie man's death was homicide, police say

Milwaukie police investigating suspicious death

MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- A man was found dead in his Milwaukie home late Monday night.

Police said Phillip Gatto, 57, died of homicidal violence, but declined to release the specific cause of death.

Officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance near Southeast 42nd Avenue and Olson Street. Witnesses said they heard screaming, banging and possibly fighting at around 11 p.m. Monday.

Police said the crime did not appear to be a random act. 

Anyone with information was asked to call Milwaukie Police at 503-786-7500.


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