Two arrested in death of Portland man who disappeared in April
Portland homicide detectives have arrested two people in connection with the April 7 disappearance of a 30-year-old Portland man.
Police said 23-year-old Jessika L. Atkinson and 34-year-old Peter Jirasek were taken into custody Wednesday, Aug. 9, in the Beaverton area based on information learned during the investigation and for unrelated warrants and lodged in the Multnomah County Jail. Atkinson faces charges of murder and a probation violation. Jirasek was charged with murder.
Detectives believe they are linked to the disappearance of Daniel Cohen, who has not been seen by his family since early April. His body was discovered in Lane County. An autopsy determined that he died from homicidal violence.