SE Portland ‘suspicious death’ now a homicide


Olance Upton, 47, was shot to death

Olance Upton, 47, was shot to death June 25, 2021. (Undated courtesy photo via family)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The death of a person in Southeast Portland was deemed to be suspicious, setting in motion an investigation surrounding the details.

Portland police were called to the area of SE 147th and Clatsop around 12:30 p.m. Friday, authorities said. Officers determined the death was suspicious and closed off the area for the investigation to begin.

On Saturday, the Oregon State Medical Examiner ruled the death of Olance Upton was a homicide. The 47-year-old was shot to death, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call PPB Detective Joseph Corona at 503.823.0508 or Detective Anthony Merrill, 503.823.4033.

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