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Man's death in church parking lot under investigation

UPDATE: Victim identified as a local resident who often slept on the streets


Sou Chiew SaechaoPortland homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 45-year-old man who was found Thursday morning in the parking lot of St. Rita's Catholic Church, 10029 N.E. Prescott St.

One person detained as part of the investigation was released without charges.

Police said Sou Chiew Saechao died from “homicidal violence.” Police said Saechao lived in the neighborhood but frequently slept on the streets.

Saechao's body was discovered at about 9:43 a.m. Aug. 4. Detectives are doing a death investigation, which is standard for any death with suspicious circumstances.