Homeless man now accused in 2 Portland deaths
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A homeless man charged with murdering a Portland woman last month has been indicted in the death of a woman whose body was found earlier this summer.
The Portland Police Bureau says 40-year-old Mark Beebout has been charged with aggravated murder, rape, sodomy and sex abuse. He was linked to the crime through DNA evidence.
The woman's body was discovered in Washington Park in southwest Portland on June 26.
Investigators have not been able to determine her identity. There are no recent missing persons cases that match the woman's physical description and her fingerprints are not on file in any database.
Beebout was arrested last month in the death of 32-year-old Nikayla Powell.
The homeless shelter volunteer was strangled with a shoelace and sexually abused in her southeast Portland apartment.