On November 28, 1989, Portland Police Bureau Homicide Detectives began an investigation into the death of a 33-year-old Kuen Yin Ng. Mr. Ng, whose body was found on the rocky shores of the Willamette River, North of the Burnside Bridge under the I-5 ramp to I-84.
Cold Case Homicide Unit Detectives began reviewing the case in May 2010 and worked with the Oregon State Police Crime Lab to re-examine evidence in the case. DNA evidence identified Garcia-Lopez as the suspect.
Garcia-Lopez is currently in the Salt Lake County (UT) Jail on unrelated charges of Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Sexual Assault and Aggravated Robbery.