PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A deadly car fire from Friday night in the Northeast Portland neighborhood Wilkes has been ruled a homicide, according to Portland Police Bureau investigators.
Just before 11 p.m. officers along with Portland Fire & Rescue crew members responded to an area near NE 148th Avenue and NE San Rafael Street following reports of the fire. Upon their arrival, responders determined the occupant of the vehicle was deceased.
On October 29, the victim was publicly identified by investigators as 40-year-old Huarleen Bain.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined Bain’s death was a homicide.
No information on a suspect or suspects have been released.