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Death of Man & Dog in Northeast Portland Ruled a Homicide

Sunday, March 05, 2017
GoLocalPDX News Team

Eleazar “Tony” Herrera Villegas
The Monday night death of a man and his dog inside a Northeast Portland apartment has been ruled a homicide by the Oregon State Medical Examiner. 

Portland police are continuing to investigate the death of Eleazar “Tony” Herrera Villegas, 59, and his dog Max.

The victim lived at the apartment with his girlfriend. She is cooperating with investigators and is not considered a suspect. 

Homicide detectives are asking area residents of The Terrace at Columbia Knoll, The Heights at Columbia Knoll and the surrounding area (The Grotto) to report any suspicious activity or persons in the area on Monday afternoon. 

This is an active investigation and no additional details can be released. 

Initial Investigation 

On Monday night, East Precinct officers responded to the report of a deceased man and a deceased dog inside a residence in the 8300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. 

Officers arrived at the scene and located the man inside the residence as well as the dog. The Medical Examiner responded to the scene to begin the death investigation.

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