Police: Man found dead in tent along I-84, medical responders revive dog

MGN file

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police found a homeless man dead Thursday morning inside of a tent along Interstate 84.

Investigators said 32-year-old Christopher Gregory Martin’s death was not from a criminal act. The state medical examiner is still making a ruling on how he died.

Officers approached his tent near NE 74th Avenue and Jonesmore Street about 9:20 a.m. Thursday to do a welfare check.

When Martin didn’t respond to their calls, officers opened the tent to find him unresponsive. Officers also found a Chihuahua mix inside the tent suffering some kind of medical condition.

Medical personnel confirmed that Martin was deceased and worked to revive the dog.

According to police, there was a propane lantern burning inside of the tent. The medical examiner is waiting on a toxicology report before making a ruling on Martin’s death.

The dog was taken to Dove Lewis Animal Hospital for further treatment; Multnomah County Animal Control took charge of the animal.

From Portland Police:

Shelter space is available for those people experiencing homelessness. Information about shelter locations is available by calling 2-1-1 or by visiting

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