The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) said Sunday that the deaths of six women in the region are not connected, citing “the facts available at this point.”
PPB and other Oregon law enforcement agencies are currently investigating the deaths of six women who were found throughout the region in the last three months, according to an official statement and coverage from That Oregon Life. All six victims were found within a 100-mile radius of Portland, and all of them were under the age of 40 when they died, according to the outlet.
All of the women’s remains were found in isolated, wooded areas, which sparked concerns a serial killer may be responsible, That Oregon Life reported. On two different occasions, two of the women were allegedly found on the same day within three miles of each other.
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Due to the ongoing investigations, little has been released publicly regarding the eerily similar nature of each woman’s death. “I don’t want to ever scare people but reality is there are women dying at awful numbers,” Robyn Speaks, the sister of one of the victims, told KGW8. (RELATED: Suspected Serial Killer Arrested After Creepy Phone Call)
“While any premature death is concerning, and we will diligently investigate deaths that happen in our jurisdiction in collaboration with the Multnomah County and Oregon State Medical Examiner’s offices, PPB has no reason to believe these 6 cases are connected,” the PPB said in the statement released Sunday.