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North Precinct officers responded to the Linnton neighborhood on Saturday, April 27.

PMG PHOTO: ZANE SPARLING - A patrol officer inside a Portland Police Bureau squad car is shown here. Portland Police Bureau officers are investigating a "suspicious" death in Northwest Portland.

Officers responded to the 9900 block of Northwest Hoge Avenue around 9:50 a.m. Saturday, April 27, following reports of a person "found unconscious," according to a news release.

Police and medics determined the person was dead.

"Based on the circumstances, the Homicide Detail is responding to conduct an investigation," officers say. "The Medical Examiner will determine a cause and manner of death."

Officers have blocked off Hoge Avenue at Northwest Saint Helens Road while they investigate.

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