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Portland police identify victim of deadly hit-and-run over the weekend

The victim was found Saturday around midnight in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood in Southeast Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police said a man found dead in Portland's Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood was the victim of a hit-and-run. 

Officers were called to Southeast 122nd Avenue and Tibbits Street just after midnight on Saturday for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found 45-year-old Robert Joseph Leon dead in the street. The Major Crash Team was called in to investigate and the cause of death was released Monday. 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information is expected to be released at a later time. 

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The road was closed at the time between Southeast 122nd Avenue between Southeast Kelly Street and Clinton Street during the investigation.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Portland police and reference case number 21-324538. You can email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov, with the subject line: attention Traffic Investigations Unit. You can also call 503-823-2103.