On the afternoon of Saturday, June 3, deputies from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence in the Columbia River Gorge in response to a request for assistance. This triggered the start of the investigation. The house’s address was 37000 East Historic Columbia River Highway, and it was located on that block. Several witnesses called 911 and reported that there had been a domestic incident in which firearms had been discharged. the situation had escalated to the point that shots had been fired.
Earlier this month, in the town of Corbett, a man in his 40s was formally charged with the murder of his wife, which was allegedly the result of domestic abuse within the couple’s household. Despite the allegations against him, Brandon Lewis Briscoe is still being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center. The allegations against him include second degree murder (domestic violence), being a felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.
These charges stem from an alleged incident in which Briscoe killed his girlfriend, as noted in the previous sentence. Authorities determined he was responsible for the death of his wife, Heather Lynn Booker Briscoe, who was 47 when she died. On the same day that Heather’s corpse was found at the crime scene, Briscoe was taken to jail by authorities.
The East County Major Crimes Team was leading the investigation, which also included participation from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department, Oregon State Police , the Portland Harbor Police Department and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. All of these agencies were under the direction of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. At present, the investigation is still ongoing. Christopher Keizur is a journalist based in the town of Gresham, Oregon.