Boy, 2, found alone in SE Portland home with mother's corpse

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police say officers discovered a hungry and thirsty 2-year-old boy alone in a Southeast Portland house where his mother's body was found Wednesday morning.

Police responded to the home in the 10100 block of Southeast Long Street at around 8:30 a.m.

They say 40-year-old Micaela Quinn died of natural causes. Police said she had ongoing medical issues.

Police spokesman Pete Simpson told KATU News Quinn was the boy's mother.

A friend called officers after she hadn't heard from Quinn for a few days.

Police say the child appears in good health but was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Police said detectives, the medical examiner and the Department of Human Services will try to find family for the child.