Silverton man’s death in Paris raises questions

A 21-year old Oregonian’s apparent murder while on a visit to Paris has shocked friends and family here at home, but it also highlights complex – if all too common – Oregon wrongful death issues that most families can only tackle with the assistance of an experienced Silverton wrongful death lawyer.

Portland TV station KPTV, quoting the victim’s family, reported that a homicide investigation is underway in France with both the FBI and the US embassy in Paris assisting local police in the French capital.

French police say Justin Little was killed by one or more blows to the head with a cinder block as he sat on a park bench in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a slum-like suburb that lies north-east of Paris on the road to Charles de Gaulle International Airport. The area is well off Paris’ beaten path, and it remains unclear why the young traveler had ventured into a neighborhood few tourists ever visit.

Murders and other wrongful deaths are always tragic, but when they involve a US citizen traveling overseas the legalities of the situation can become particularly complex. The assistance of an experienced Oregon wrongful death attorney can be invaluable for families needing to make their way through a maze of different laws and jurisdictions.

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