Sheriff's office: Woman, 71, murdered in NW Portland home

Sheriff's office: Woman, 71, murdered in NW Portland home

PORTLAND, Ore. – Washington County sheriff’s deputies found a 71-year-old woman dead in her Northwest Portland home Saturday morning.

The sheriff’s office did not release many details about the case, but Sgt. Bob Ray said Jacqueline Bell was murdered in the early morning hours at her home near Northwest Lee Street and 101st Avenue.

Someone who was concerned about Bell called 911 after 8 a.m.

Ray said there is more than one person in custody, but no arrests have been made. Investigators are not looking for more suspects. They believe Bell knew the person who killed her.

Investigators began searching Bell’s home after obtaining a search warrant Saturday evening.

“She did not live alone. There was another family member living here,” said Ray.

Neighbors said Bell was quiet and kept to herself.

“When I came out to walk the dog this morning was the first time I saw police,” said Jennifer Kveton. “Two of the walkers that she walks with showed up while we were out talking to the police this morning and they had come by to come check on her because she didn’t show up.”