No one should be out at any Portland public park late at night. That is advice from the City of Portland's police chief, as his department continues a nonstop investigation into a brutal murder.
"Public parks are designed for daytime use," said Chief Randy Wright of the Portland Police Department. "They're not designed for nighttime use."
Wright said his department is making headway in its investigation into the shooting death of 19-year old Mollie Olgin. She and 18-year old Mary Chapa were both shot in the head on the evening of June 22.
Chapa remains in the hospital where she continues to recover.
The teens were found at Violet Andrews Park at Second and Market Street, a popular park during the day; but Wright said it is just at popular at night, and should be avoided.
"There are a number of areas in every city that are secluded, that are unlighted, and this is a park that fits that category," Wright said. "I think people need to be aware of their surroundings, be alert for things that are out of place. Don't be in situations where there is an unlighted area, and a secluded area where they don't have a good safety issue."
Wright said more information regarding the case continues to come into his department everyday, and everyday there is new evidence that will help crack this case. He said someone out there saw something. All they need to do is call his department at 361-777-4444.
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