Hit-and-run that killed Portland woman remains unsolved


Marlene Popps, 60, died on July 4, 2015

An undated photo of Marlene Popps, 60, courtesy of Crime Stoppers of Oregon.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland police and Crime Stoppers of Oregon are asking for the public’s help to solve the 2015 hit-and-run that killed a 60-year-old woman.

Nearly 4 years ago, on July 4, 2015, Marlene Popps was hit by a vehicle at Southeast 60th Avenue and Holgate Boulevard shortly before 10 p.m.

Officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene and found Popps suffering from traumatic injuries. She was taken to a nearby hospital, but died from her injuries on July 21.

Investigators believe Popps may have been hit by a person riding a motorcycle or a 3-wheel motorcycle.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony. Tipsters can remain anonymous. Submit a tip here or call 503.823.4357.

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