Gresham Police arrest DV murder suspect, charges filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court

August 17, 2020

(PORTLAND, Ore.) – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 20-year-old Brian Washington is being charged with one count of murder in the second degree constituting domestic violence.

The Gresham Police Department and the East Multnomah County Major Crimes Team continues to investigate the death of 22-year-old Iryonna Bynum.

This investigation started on August 11, 2020 when police responded to a residence in the 700 block of Southeast 187th Street in Gresham, Oregon to conduct a welfare check. Upon arrival, law enforcement located Bynum unresponsive. It was determined Bynum died on scene.

On August 13, 2020, the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined Bynum died of homicidal violence.

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

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

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Gresham Police Department’s Crime Tip Line at 503-618-2719.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Domestic Violence Unit is committed to ending family abuse. The unit engages in evidence-based prosecution of domestic violence. It emphasizes the importance of victim advocacy services for all victims and children. Even when a prosecutor decides to proceed with a case without a victim’s participation, every effort is made to offer the victim advocacy services from available resources.




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