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Police investigate homicide in SE Portland; reward offered

Portland police said Olance Upton, 47, was shot and killed.
Credit: Portland Police Bureau

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said the shooting which killed 47-year-old Olance Upton on June 25 is now a homicide investigation.

PPB homicide detectives, the Multnomah County District Attorney's office and the Multnomah County Medical examiner responded to Southeast Clatsop Street and Southeast 147th Avenue Friday night in Southeast Portland. Officers determined the death was suspicious and detectives began an investigation.

PPB ruled the death officially a homicide on Saturday.

PPB has not released any suspect information or any details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Joseph Corona at Joseph.Corona@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-0508 or Detective Anthony Merrill at Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-4033.  

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