PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A murder warrant was issued for the man suspected of killing TriMet driver Breauna White earlier this month inside a Cathedral Park apartment.
Henry Deondrae Brogdon is wanted for 2nd-degree murder for the May 5 killing near N. Willamette Boulevard and Charleston Avenue, Portland police said. Investigators told KOIN 6 News White and Brogdon were romantically involved at one point.
TriMet confirmed White was one of its bus operators.
“Our hearts go out to Bre and her family,” TriMet said in a statement last week. “She was a valued bus operator and will be missed by her co-workers and the entire TriMet team.”
One of her co-workers, Devn Hayes, described White as a “ray of sunshine. Hayes said White left behind a 12-year-old son and a new baby, and that she was also raising her 11-year-old brother.
Hayes began a GoFundMe page to raise money for a memorial bench for the young mother. She said she wants her friend to be remembered.
“You just gravitated toward her,” Hayes told KOIN 6 News. “It didn’t matter where you were in the room. You could hear her. You knew she was there because she just had a real energetic personality. She was always smiling and good-natured.”
She believes it will cost about $3000 to install the memorial bench.
Police are urging anyone who knows where Brogdon is, or sees him, to call 911. They advise avoiding contact.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Jones Michael.Jones@portlandoregon.gov or Detective Ryan Foote Ryan.Foote@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0781 and reference Portland Police case 21-120634. Tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers of Oregon.