First Article on Morning of Marc’s Stabbing

Love connects us. I don’t want to forget the importance of my son Marc in my life, even if it causes pain. No pain can blot out what a person means to you!

No one wants to lose a child in a brutal manner! I just discovered some articles on his murder case that were too painful to read in the past, I simply couldn’t bring myself to read them.

This was the world I had to live in several years back! I’ve come a long way!

Man found fatally stabbed on downtown Portland street; streets around Terry Schrunk Plaza, Chapman and Lownsdale squares closed

Several downtown streets are closed this morning while Portland Police investigate a fatal stabbing in the area of Southwest 4th Avenue and Madison Street.

The victim, who police said was likely in his 30s, was found dead on the southeast corner of the intersection. The body lay on the sidewalk until about 7 a.m., when the Deputy Medical Examiner Damon O’Brien retrieved it.

“We think we know who he is,” O’Brien said. But his identity will not be released until next of kin is notified, O’Brien said.

Federal authorities reported the death about 2:25 a.m.

Police have closed the streets around Terry Schrunk Plaza, Chapman and Lownsdale squares. The area includes Southwest Fourth and Third avenues, between Salmon and Jefferson streets.

No traffic is allowed on Southwest Fourth Avenue between Jefferson and Salmon streets. Southwest Third Avenue, Jefferson and Salmon streets are open. So is the Multnomah County Courthouse. The building can be accessed from Fourth Avenue, as usual. Hearings, trials and other business operations will be conducted as scheduled.

Anyone who witnessed a disturbance or has information regarding this incident is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.

— Noelle Crombie and Lynne Terry

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