Police: Murder, arson suspect arrested for deadly NE Portland ap – KPTV

Ryan Thomas Monaco, jail booking photoRyan Thomas Monaco, jail booking photo
Apartment fire early Sunday morning in northeast Portland. (KPTV)Apartment fire early Sunday morning in northeast Portland. (KPTV)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A suspect was arrested on charges of arson and aggravated murder after two people died in a northeast Portland apartment fire, according to police.

Ryan Thomas Monaco, 28, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Thursday.  

Homicide detectives worked with arson investigators and developed information that this fire was not believed to be a random act. Few other details were immediately released by police about what led to Monaco’s arrest.

The identities of the two people who died have not been released as police continue working to locate and notify family members.

Firefighters responded to the Camp Manor Apartments on the 9800 block of Northeast Glisan Street at around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

A second alarm was soon called out. Firefighters found one person inside the burning building. That person was carried out, but could not be revived at the scene.

During the investigation, a second person was discovered dead inside an apartment.

One firefighter suffered minor burns, but there were no reports of other injuries. Ten adults and 15 children were not able to return to their homes due to the fire.

Monaco is scheduled to be arraigned in court Friday and police said he is expected to face additional charges.

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