Detectives investigate 'very violent death' in SW Portland

Detectives investigate 'very violent death' in SW Portland
Photo by Dan Cassuto, KATU News

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police found a man dead inside a Southwest Portland home early Saturday.

Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson told KATU News that the death was unusually violent.

"It was a very violent death," said Simpson. "When officers got here it was quite clearly going to be a homicide."

Someone reported a disturbance and assault in a home at 2205 Southwest Dolph Court just after 1 a.m., police said. When officers arrived they found 25-year-old Charles Anthony Weber dead inside the home.

Weber lived at the home, police said.

The Oregon Medical Examiner said an autopsy revealed that Weber died of "blunt force trauma to the head."

Police have not released any information about a potential suspect in the case.

The police activity overnight woke up neighbor Lee Orr and his wife.

"I'm right next door. In fact, they have my home taped off," said Orr.

Homicide detectives and the Forensic Evidence Division are investigating the death.

Orr said police told him they don't believe neighbors are in danger.

"The only thing I can really hope for is the best for the family who's had the loss," said Orr. "And that the police find exactly who did this."

Detectives ask anyone with information about the case to contact Detective Kristina Coffey at 503-823-0696.

KATU's Dan Cassuto contributed to this story.