PORTLAND, Ore. -- A 56-year-old Portland man was arrested Thursday in connection to the March 2 slaying of his wife.
Lloyd Erp was arrested following his release from the hospital. He was booked on suspicion of murder in the Multnomah County Jail and will appear in court on Friday.
His wife, Lori Erp, was found dead of a gunshot wound the morning of March 2 at a residence in the 4200 block of Northeast Campaign Street.
The killing surfaced after someone who lives out of state called police early in the morning after receiving an email from Lloyd Erp. Police said the caller was concerned that Erp might be suicidal.
Officers arrived at the man’s home to check on him at around 5:40 a.m., but got no response from inside the home and left, according to police.
Nearly two hours later, Erp called 911 from inside the house. He said he was injured and there was a gun inside the home, police said. Officers kept him on the phone and convinced him to come outside where he was taken into custody.
Officers said they found the gun and are not looking for any other suspects.