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Victim identified in deadly Northeast Portland stabbing

Police were called Monday morning and found a man deceased with multiple stab wounds.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police have released the identity of a man found stabbed to death Monday morning in a driveway in the Irvington neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

The Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that Morgan Seger, 49, died by stab wound, according to a Thursday news release from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB). His family has been notified of his death.

North precinct officers were called to Northeast 18th Avenue near Northeast Tillamook Street just after 7 a.m. after a man was found lying in a driveway and unresponsive, according to a Monday morning PPB news release.

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Officers arrived and found the man was deceased and appeared to have suffered multiple stab wounds, police said.

Northeast 18th Avenue from Northeast Brazee Street to Northeast Tillamook Street and Northeast Tillamook Street from Northeast 16th Avenue to Northeast 16th Avenue were shut down Monday morning while homicide detectives conducted an investigation.

The closures were expected to last several hours, police said in the news release, which was sent at about 8:30 a.m. Monday.

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Police did not release any additional information about the circumstances of the stabbing in Thursday's news release.

Portland saw a record-breaking 90 homicides in 2021, and the city is roughly keeping pace with that rate so far this year, with at least 58 homicides to date, not counting Monday's apparent stabbing. The city has also been facing an ongoing wave of gun violence in recent years.

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