Portland, Oregon – A suspicious death investigation in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood has been confirmed as a homicide. The victim, 39-year-old Darnell D’Shawn Davis, was found deceased at the scene on December 19th. The family has been notified, and they have requested privacy during this difficult time.
The medical examiner has determined that the manner of death was Homicidal Violence, leading to an ongoing investigation. Detectives are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist in the case.
The Portland Police Bureau’s Homicide Unit responded to the scene after the body was discovered by individuals working in the area. Due to suspicious circumstances, the investigation was initiated, and the authorities are working tirelessly to gather any information that may lead to a breakthrough in the case.
Anyone who may have relevant information about the incident is urged to contact Detective Jeff Sharp at Jeff.Sharp@police.portlandoregon.gov or Detective Jeff McGuire at Jeff.McGuire@police.portlandoregon.gov, referencing case number 23-326692.
The victim, Darnell Davis, is described as an adult male found dead at the scene in the Sellwood-Moreland Neighborhood. The Portland Police Bureau is requesting the public’s assistance in providing any information that may help in the ongoing investigation.
This remains an active case, and the authorities continue to seek the public’s cooperation as they work to bring closure to the victim’s family and seek justice in this tragic incident.