North Portland

Police: Man found dead down embankment committed suicide

Police: Man found dead down embankment committed suicide
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PORTLAND, Ore. – A medical examiner has determined that a man who was found dead down an embankment in North Portland committed suicide.

The body of 40-year-old Joshua Keen was found Tuesday morning in the 3300 block of North Interstate Avenue, not far from Overlook Park.

Responding officers had initially called in homicide detectives and forensics experts after arriving at the scene.

In light of what happened, the Portland Police Bureau wants to remind folks that there is help for those who are having suicidal thoughts:

  • 24-Hour Multnomah County Crisis Line - (503) 988-4888
  • 24-Hour Lines for Life - (503) 972-3456
  • Free Urgent Walk-In Clinic (7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week) at Cascadia Behaviorial Healthcare - (503) 963-2575

KATU photo.