February 9, 2022
Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director
DA Mike Schmidt announces lifetime commitment to Psychiatric Security Review Board and 18-year prison sentence in murder case
PORTLAND, Oregon – Today Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Logan Johannsen, 29, was found Guilty Except Insane on Murder in the First Degree and convicted on three charges including Burglary in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. A Multnomah County Judge ordered Johannsen to serve a lifetime commitment to the Psychiatric Security Review Board and sentenced him to 18-years in prison.
On April 10, 2019, Johannsen confessed to a family member who resided in St. Helens, Oregon, that he hurt a man two days prior in Portland, Oregon. The family member determined Johannsen was driving the Portland man’s car and called the police which prompted an investigation. Portland police officers conducted a welfare check at the Portland man’s St. John’s residence and found him deceased inside.
Johannsen was then taken into custody on April 10, 2019, and indicted on April 17, 2019.
“Shortly after the murder occurred, I recall being in the St Johns neighborhood and there being signs posted on the telephone polls in honor of the victim in this case. He was a strong member of the community up there…the loss of him in our community is really beyond words,” Senior Deputy District Attorney Todd Jackson stated at sentencing.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office thanks the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau, including the lead detective Travis Law, for their work on this case.