Murder, abuse of corpse alleged at Portland homeless camp
Portland police officers have arrested a man in connection with the death of another person at a local transient camp.
Officers found the deceased person in the Madison South neighborhood near Northeast 78th Avenue and Schuyler Street around 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, according to a news release. Officers detained Aaron David Christopher, 40, a short while later in the 6500 block of Northeast Halsey Street.
Christopher has now been booked on charges of second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse, records show.
Christopher, who had a listed address in Oregon City in recent years, was convicted of first-degree burglary in January, 2018, and had 17 felony convictions on his record, including for failing to register as a sex offender, per court documents.
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