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  The Murder of Cory Zenuch   Elijah Townsend arrested for murder  


Story by Aubra Salt, The Oregon Herald
Published on Thursday March 11, 2021 - 8:11 PM

 
PORTLAND, Oregon - 27-year-old Elijah Townsend has been arrested as the suspect in a murder case last month. He is accused in the murder of 28-year-old Cory Zenuch. Homicide Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Townsend for the crimes of Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

On Thursday, March 11th, 2021, the United States Marshal's Fugitive Taskforce located and arrested Townsend in northeast Portland on his outstanding warrant.

Cory Zenuch's family was notified of his death and provided the attached photograph of him for public distribution.

The manner and cause of death was determined to be homicide by stabbing.

On February 10, 2021, at about 12:50 a.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a stabbing in the 4700 block of Southeast 83rd Avenue. Upon arrival officers determined that Cory Zenuch had been stabbed and did not survive.

Police secured the scene and detectives took over the investigation.