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Police investigating possible homicide in Lake Oswego

Investigators called to the scene of a reported suicide arrest and charge the victim's estranged spouse


WESTBROOKBREAKING: Lake Oswego Police have arrested the estranged wife of a man whose body was found inside a home Thursday evening in the 13000 block of Southwest Boones Ferry Road.

Nancy K. Westbrook, 50, was taken into custody and originally charged with first-degree manslaughter, according to Sgt. Tom Hamann, a department spokesman. But on Friday afternoon, that charge was changed to murder; Westbrook was arraigned via video in Clackamas County Circuit Court and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail, where she was being held without bail.

According to the LOPD, police responded to a reported suicide around 6:15 p.m. Thursday. When they arrived at the home, they found the body of a man identified as 36-year-old Joshua G. Westbrook. Officers quickly determined the incident was most likely not a suicide, police said, and began to investigate the incident as a homicide. Detectives from the Lake Oswego Police Department and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team were called to assist in the investigation.

Nancy K. Westbrook, who lives in Portland, was arrested later Thursday evening and charged in the case, police said. No other details of the investigation, which is ongoing, were released.

Anyone with information concerning the incident is encouraged to call the Lake Oswego Police Department at 503-635-0238.