DA Mike Schmidt announces charges in grocery store homicide investigation

March 19, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the filing of criminal charges against 38-year-old Blake Daniels who is accused of murdering 60-year-old Jay Underwood.

Daniels is charged with one count of murder in the second degree with a firearm, one count of robbery in the first degree with a firearm, one count of unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle with a firearm.

The Portland Police Bureau previously released information about this case, which can be obtained by clicking here.

The probable cause affidavit in this case is sealed pursuant to a judge’s ruling.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Daniels is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brad Clifton at 503-823-0696, or Brad.Clifton@nullportlandoregon.gov, or Detective Michael Greenlee at 503-823-0871, or Michael.Greenlee@nullportlandoregon.gov.

Community members can also use the District Attorney’s Case Tip Line at 503-988-0340.




Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office

Email: Brent.Weisberg@nullmcda.us