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Police: 2 Portland Deaths Ruled Homicide-Suicide

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland police say a man and woman whose bodies were found Friday in a north Portland apartment died in a homicide-suicide. Police were called to the apartment to do a welfare check because neighbors and a friend had not seen the woman recently.

Detectives have identified the dead as 42-year-old Stephanie Curtis and 60-year-old Francis "Frank" Masure. They say Masure shot and killed Curtis, then killed himself, likely on Monday or Tuesday. Detectives say Curtis lived at the apartment and was involved in a relationship with Masure, who lived in Vancouver, Wash.

Curtis recently reported domestic violence incidents to both Vancouver and Portland police and appeared to be ending the relationship. Animal control took custody of Curtis' eight cats.

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