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Sheriffs detectives arrest SE Portland man for Clackamas murder

Tips still sought in bike path homicide case
by: Multnomah County Larry James Mullins Jr.

A Southeast Portland man was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with the Nov. 25 murder of a 50-year-old Eugene-area woman whose body was found near a bicycle path along Johnson Creek Boulevard.

Larry James Mullins Jr. was taken into custody at about 2:15 p.m. at his house. Portland police and SWAT members from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office took him into custody without incident.

Mullins was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on one charge of murder. He will be held without bail and arraigned on Monday, Dec. 12.

The body of Dana Michelle Crippen, a transient with ties to the Eugene area, was discovered by a passerby on the bike path near Interstate 205. An autopsy determined that Crippen died of homicidal violence sometime between Nov. 24 and 25.

Clackamas County sheriff's detectives identified Mullins as the suspect in this case after two weeks of intensive investigation and assistance from public tips.

Police are still interested in any information surrounding Mullins' actions and whereabouts between Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, and Dec. 9.

Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call the CCSO's confidential Tip Line, 503-723-4949, or by email form at www.co.clackamas.or.us/sheriff/tip.htm . Reference CCSO case No. 11-35196.