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Update: Name released in Tigard homicide

Death is second homicide in three months


TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Forensic investigators are analyzing a crime scene in Metzger after a 73-year-old man was found dead. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.Tigard Police are investigating after a 73-year-old man was found dead in a home in Metzger, early Friday morning.

Tigard Police have said Nick Krochmal was found dead by a family member at a home in the 9500 block of Southwest 69th Avenue, near Taylors Ferry Road, at about 3:20 a.m., Friday and called 911.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team is investigating, and Jim Wolf, a spokesman with the Tigard Police Department said that the death was being investigated as a homicide.

TIGARD POLICE - Investigators say a 73-year-old man was killed in the neighborhood. Tigard Police and the Washington County Major Crimes Team are investigating it as a homicide.

“This is definitely a homicide investigation,” Wolf told The Times’ news partner KOIN 6.

Police have not released a cause of death.

No suspect has been arrested, but Wolf said that investigators were working several leads.

“There does not appear any reason for alarm or concern for the general public,” Wolf said.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

This is the second homicide in Tigard this year. In January, a Beaverton man was shot and killed outside his ex-wife's home near Southwest Canterbury Lane. The alleged shooter in that case, Orlando Pouncey, was arrested two weeks later near Tacoma, Wash. TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Tigard Police and the Washington County Major Crimes Team are investigating after a 73-year-old man was found dead in a Metzger home, early Friday morning.

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