Portland man charged with 2 murders, police search assist find extra victims
Portland Police and Multnomah County prosecutors consider they’ve solved a minimum of two murders and are asking the general public for assist in case there are extra victims.
The Multnomah district legal professional introduced on Wednesday that he had indicted Christopher Lovrien, 53, on prices referring to the murders of Mark Dribin and Kenneth Griffin.
Dribin, a 42-year-old United Airways freight employee at Portland Worldwide Airport, known as his bosses on July 2, 1999 to request an evening off to cope with what he described as a private emergency. It was the final time his family and friends had heard from him.
Detectives famous blood on the partitions and plenty of lacking objects in Dribin’s dwelling, together with his car, which was recovered two weeks later in an space investigators say Dribin didn’t frequent. In addition they discovered another person’s genetic materials in Dribin’s home and automotive.
Police reopened the case two years in the past. They arrested Lovrien final 12 months after a non-public forensic lab matched DNA from Dribin’s case with materials submitted to a public family tree web site.
Whereas trying to find Lovrien’s home in southeast Portland in Might 2020, investigators say they discovered the stays of Kenneth Griffin, who was final seen alive three months earlier.
They do not consider Lovrien knew Griffin or Dribin.
A grand jury indicted Lovrien with second diploma homicide in every case and one depend of corpse abuse in Griffin’s dying. He’s additionally charged with six counts of being a prison in possession of a firearm. Investigators who searched Lovrien’s property discovered two .9mm caliber pistols, one .40 caliber pistol, one .357 caliber revolver and two .223 caliber rifles.
Police consider there may very well be extra casualties. They wish to converse to anybody with data on individuals who might have lived below the Interstate 205 in Southeast Portland between the summer time of 2019 and Might 2020 and who at the moment are lacking.