When a child kills a parent the world seems upside down... But police say that's what happened here

DAVID F. ASHTON - A detective and an officer speak with a neighbor of the victim, after a man was found stabbed at a Mt. Scott-Arleta apartment complex on Woodstock Boulevard. The Marwood Plaza apartments compose an "affordable" rental housing community, neighbors told THE BEE – a nice, quiet place to live in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood they say, at 7200 S.E. Woodstock Boulevard.

But a stabbing there brought East Precinct officers early Saturday morning, December 2, at 1:55 a.m.

"Officers and medical personnel arrived in the area and located a male suffering from traumatic injuries; the victim was transported by ambulance to a Portland hospital for treatment," according to Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.

Officers learned that the stabbing occurred at a nearby apartment and the victim ran to seek help, Simpson said. After an extensive search of the neighborhood, officers didn't encounter anyone matching the description of the suspect.

"At approximately 5:45 a.m., officers were notified that the victim had died at the hospital," advised Simpson.

PPB-SUPPLIED IMAGE - Police say theyre looking for this man, 30-year-old Tyler Nees, whom they suspect of stabbing his father to death. About 3:00 p.m. that afternoon, police checked out a possible sighting of the suspect in downtown Portland, but didn't locate him at that time.

That evening, Simpson said that the Police Bureau's Homicide Division detectives publicly identified the suspect in the homicide. "30-year-old Tyler Nees has an active murder warrant in connection with the homicide of his father, 64-year-old Brian Nees."

Tyler Nees is described as a white male, 6'00" tall, 190 pounds, short red hair, and blue eyes.

As the investigation continued, the victim's son and the suspect's brother, Forrest Nees, told reporters of his grief at losing his dad. "My dad was a loving, warm person, who lived life and his family, and would stop to help anybody, including my brother."

"Anytime there is a homicide suspect in the community we have concerns; we don't know what the person will do, if confronted," Simpson said. Consequently, anyone seeing Tyler Nees is asked not to approach but to immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with non-emergency information should contact Detective Brad Clifton at 503/823-0696, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. An alternative contact would be Detective Todd Gradwahl at 503/823-0991, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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