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Bellevue man held in Dec. 26 hotel murder

Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BENSON FAMILY - Ashley R. Benson, in a selfie with a friend, was killed Dec. 26 in a Lloyd District hotel.A 24-year-old Bellevue, Wash., man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Dec. 26 death of a woman at the DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center.

Portland homicide detectives took Tae Bum Yoon in to custody Jan. 7 at Union Station as he arrived in Portland by train. He was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned Friday, Jan. 9, in circuit court.

Yoon is a suspect in the death of 24-year-old Ashley Renee Benson, whose body was found at about 10:44 a.m. Dec. 26 in a stairwell at the DoubleTree Hotel on Northeast Multnomah Street. An autopsy determined that Benson died of homicidal violence.

Homicide detectives developed information during the investigation that lead to the arrest of Yoon.

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