Portland police on Thursday released the name of a man found dead inside a burning car last week.
Few other details have been made public, but officials believe the death of 40-year-old Huarleen Bain is a homicide. His body was discovered after firefighters responded to a car fire near Northeast 148th Place and Northeast San Rafael Drive about 10:50 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.
When firefighters extinguished the blaze, they found Bain’s body inside.
In 1999, Bain, then age 20, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a drive-by shooting intended to avenge the killing of a gang associate. He pleaded no contest and was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the slaying of Veryl Lynn Goss, 19, and found guilty of attempted murder in the shooting of Anthony Willis.
Bain was released from prison in July.
Portland Police homicide detectives are investigating and ask that anyone with information about Bain’s death contact Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466 or William.Winters@portlandoregon.gov, or Detective Anthony Merrill at 503-823-4033 or Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov.
— Samantha Swindler, @editorswindler, email@example.com