Suspicious Death on Temple Street Ruled a Homicide
On September 10th, at 4:43 a.m., Sunao Thomas Yamada Jr., 54-years-old of Portland, was found deceased in front of 19 Temple Street.
The Medical Examiner has determined that Mr. Yamada was the victim of a homicide. Police are not releasing the cause of death at this time.
Mr. Yamada was homeless and would often spend his days and nights in the area of Temple Street and Monument Square. It is believed that he was killed around 3:20 a.m. Around that time, he was seen with a white male, 25-30 years old, 6’-00”, thin build with short dark hair.
Police are asking for anyone that has information that might help to share it. Including anyone that might have surveillance cameras that capture Monument Square, Temple Street, Free Street, and Middle Street to call the Portland Police Department at (207) 874-8575.