Portland Police Release Sketch of 'Person of Interest' in Death of Homeless Man

Sep 19, 2017

Portland Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in the Sept. 10 homicide of a homeless man.

Sunao Thomas Yamada, Jr., 54, was found dead on Temple Street near the city's Old Port early that morning, and police say they believe he was killed around 3:20 a.m.

Earlier, Yamada had been seen with a white male described as being between the ages of 25 and 35, about six feet tall, thin and with short dark hair, police say.

The man was wearing a black sweatshirt with gray sweatpants or jeans.  The sweatshirt had a white logo on the front left chest, and a large white circular logo with lettering along the top on the back.

The Portland Police Department is asking anyone with information about the case to contact them, at 207-874-8575.

Sauschuck says Portland averages about two homicides a year and Yamada's death is the second of 2017.