East Portland

Woman found dead in SE Portland home was murdered, police say

Woman found dead in SE Portland home was murdered, police say
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PORTLAND, Ore. - A 33-year-old woman was murdered in Southeast Portland and investigators are working to figure out what happened to her.

Tuesday evening, a body was discovered at a home in the 3000 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue.

A neighbor told KATU he saw about eight police cars, a couple of fire trucks and an ambulance. But he said the fire trucks and ambulance left after just a few minutes. When he went over to the driveway to ask an officer what was going on, he was told she couldn't say much - only that there was no threat to his safety.

"All of the sudden there was like 20 cops out here and (they) said there was a crime scene," said Jessica Rhodes. "They asked us if we'd seen some guy walking, that drives the truck right there. And I didn't see him. I see him every day pulling up in the driveway, but I didn't see him yesterday."

Homicide detectives and criminalists from the forensic evidence team were at the scene Wednesday morning and appeared to be focused on the upstairs. There was lots of flashing from cameras but at that time, police would only tell us that someone found a body Tuesday night and called 9-1-1.

Police later released the name of the victim - Dixiang Huang - and the results of an autopsy, which showed she died of homicidal violence.

Anyone with information that can help investigators is asked to contact Detective Mark Sponhauer at (503) 823-0416 or Mark.Sponhauer@PortlandOregon.gov.