Man found dead in parking lot in NE Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. - A 48-year-old man was found dead in a Northeast Portland parking lot Friday night, police said.

Someone called police at around 11:30 p.m. to report a man who was unconscious on the ground in the parking lot in the 3500 block of Northeast Garfield Avenue. Police and medics arrived and determined the man was dead, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson.

Police identified the man as Michael Patrick Hobson. It's unclear what caused Hobson's death or why he was on the ground in the parking lot.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner will conduct further tests to determine the cause of death, Simpson said.

No other details were released.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Detective Bryan Steed at 503-823-0395 or Detective Michele Michaels at 503-823-0692.