Deaths on the streets in Portland – Winter 2016/2017 (updated = 5)

UNKNOWN, infant – born to mother with mental illness
Karen Batts, 52 – person with mental illness
Zachary Young, 29 – person with mental illness
David Guyot, 68 – unknown
Mark Johnson, 51 – person with alcoholism

A Baby is Dead After Being Found With His Homeless Mother at a Portland Bus Stop – The child lived less than 24 hours and never had a name.
Willamette Week, January 16 2017


Who were the homeless people who died this winter, and could there be more?
Oregonian, January 16 2017

From Rose Festival Court to death on frozen streets: Karen Batts’ lonely struggle
Oregonian, January 14 2017

Four homeless people die of exposure in Portland in first 10 days of 2017
The Guardian, January 11 2017

29-year-old’s (Zachary Young) mental illness led to living in woods where he died from exposure
Oregonian, January 12 2017

Man (David Guyot) dies of hypothermia; third to die of exposure this winter in Portland
Oregonian, January 10 2017

Woman (Karen Batts) evicted from low-income housing died of exposure three months later
Oregonian, January 9 2017

Portland Police: Woman Believed To Have Died Of Exposure During Storm
OPB.org, January 8 2017

Freezing temperature claims life of Portland homeless man
KGW.com, January 3 2017

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