Man, 54, charged with murder after his mother found dead in SE Portland apartment

Downtown jail

The Multnomah County Detention Center is one of two jails run by the county.

A 54-year-old man was charged with second-degree murder on Monday after his mother was found dead in a Southeast Portland apartment.

Portland police said Todd Allan Carr was jailed Sunday after officers responded to a reported disturbance at the residence earlier that morning.

They discovered the body of his mother, Shannon Carr, according to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Law enforcement found more than one knife inside the residence, officials say.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined Carr died of homicidal violence.

According to the district attorney’s office, police found Todd Carr upon their immediate arrival and arrested him there. He remains in the Multnomah County Detention Center.

— Celina Tebor

ctebor@oregonian.com

@CelinaTebor

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