Portland Man's Death Ruled a Homicide

Sep 11, 2017

The death of a 54-year-old Portland man over the weekend has been ruled a homicide.

Portland police are investigating the death of Sunao Thomas Yamada Jr., who was found dead early Sunday morning in downtown Portland.

They say Yamada was homeless and tended to spend his time in the area of Temple Street and Monument Square, where he was found.

It is believed that he was killed around 3:20 a.m. Around that time he was seen with a white male, 25-30 years old, 6 feet tall, with a thin build and short dark hair.

Police are not releasing the cause of death at this time, and are asking that anyone who may have information call the department.