Ian Olson, an 18-year-old resident of St. Helens, was discovered dead by a housekeeper on Dec. 21.

COURTESY PHOTO - Ian Olson in shown here in a photo provided by his family.Portland Police have identified the man found dead of a gunshot wound in a local hotel.

The authorities say Ian R. Olson, an 18-year-old resident of St. Helens, died of "homicidal violence" inside a room at the Motel 6 located at 518 N.E. Holladay St.

Police say there is no suspect information to release at this time, and there "is not believed to be a danger to the community."

A housekeeper discovered the body around 11:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, according to a news release.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Travis Law at 503-823-9786 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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