The man’s death caps an especially harsh winter for Portland’s homeless population. Four people died of exposure and a stillborn infant was found with his homeless mother at a bus stop.
PORTLAND — Police say a homeless man was found dead inside a tent along Interstate 84.
Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers discovered the man last week while conducting a welfare check. Officers opened the tent after getting no response and found the body of 32-year-old Christopher Martin.
Paramedics revived a small dog that was inside the tent and suffering from a medical problem.
The Oregon State Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results before determining the cause of death.
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Officers checking the scene found a propane lantern burning inside the tent.
Simpson says there was no indication of a criminal act.
The death caps an especially harsh winter for Portland’s homeless population. Four people died of exposure and a stillborn infant was found with his homeless mother at a bus stop.