Update: Today, Friday July 20, 2012, the Oregon State Police Crime lab was able to determine that the victim in the July 10 homicide in Southeast Portland is 32-year-old Nikayla Jaedon Powell. Powell was the listed tenant in the apartment where her body was found.
The suspect, 39-year-old Mark Daniel Beebout, awaits extradition to Oregon from the King County Jail.
The U.S. Marshal’s Washington Fugitive Task Force arrested 39-year-old Mark Daniel Beebout for Murder in connection with the death of a woman in Southeast Portland.
Beebout was arrested without incident at North 45th and Burke Avenue North in Seattle.
The investigation started on Tuesday July 10, 2012, at 1:54 p.m., when Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct were called to a residence in the 1400 block of Southeast Belmont Street on the report of a deceased female in an apartment.
On Wednesday July 11, the Oregon State Medical Examiner determined that the victim, identified as a female in her 30s, died of homicidal violence.
Detectives and the Medical Examiner are continuing to work to confirm the victim’s identity. Detectives have been in contact with the family of the named tenant but at this time cannot confirm that the named tenant is in-fact the victim.
During the investigation, detectives learned that the victim and suspect knew each other and that the victim’s car and dog were missing. When Beebout was arrested today, he had the victim’s dog with him, described as a 1/2 German Shepherd and 1/2 Wolf.
The victim’s car is still missing and is described as a red 1999 Subaru Legacy bearing Oregon license plate 8-5-9-B-J-Q. Detectives would like the public’s help in locating this vehicle.
Beebout will be booked into the King County, Washington Jail and will await extradition to Oregon.
Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact Detective Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0696 or Kristina.Coffey@PortlandOregon.gov.
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Source: Portland Police Bureau