Police identify body of man in suspicious death investigation

Christopher A. Tompkins. (Photo via the Portland Police Bureau)

Police said a man was found dead under suspicious circumstances in Northeast Portland last Friday.

On Thursday, they identified the man as 59-year-old Christopher A. Tompkins of Portland.

Police were called just before 4 p.m. Friday to the 6800 block of Northeast Broadway after someone told them about a dead person. Officers searched an area on the south side of Northeast Broadway and found a body.

Police said they are awaiting the Oregon state medical examiner to determine how Tompkins died.

Detectives said they don’t believe the community is in any immediate danger.

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