Hillsboro man found dead, was wanted for question in wife's death
Authorities say a Hillsboro man wanted as a person of interest in the death of his wife was found dead in his home Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Authorities discovered the body of Lemarr Carver in his home in the 6700 block of Southeast Patricia Lane, near Noble Woods Park, Wednesday night, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Carver's wife, 45-year-old Tricia Carver was last heard from Sunday evening, Nov. 4, and reported missing Monday, Nov. 5. That same morning, a driver discovered her body in a field off a gravel road about three miles south of the city of St. Paul, in Marion County.
Little information has been released about Tricia Carver's death, but it has been ruled a homicide, according to the Marion County Sheriff's office.
Tricia Carver's friends told Pamplin Media Group's news partner KOIN 6 News that she had been staying in Albany with her mother after separating from her husband.
Lemarr Carver, a criminal defense attorney with an office in Beaverton, was considered a person of interest in her death.
Washington County's Tactical Negotiations Team — the county's SWAT unit — was at Carver's Hillsboro home Wednesday to serve a search warrant and question Lemarr Carver. Tactical officers made several announcements over a loudspeaker at Carver, who they believed to be inside the home. Two flash bangs were also deployed, according to KOIN.
Lemarr Carver's body was found when officers moved into the home, Marion County Sheriff's Office said. He appeared to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"This is terrible, we have two families reeling," the spokesperson for the Marion County Sheriff's Office told KOIN 6 News.
Anyone with information about Tricia Carver, or who saw her before her death is asked to call 503-540-8096.
Amy Frazier and Cole Miller contributed to this report.
By Geoff Pursinger
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