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Animal heart left on porch of NW Portland home

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An animal heart left on the porch of a northwest Portland home sparked a call to police Wednesday morning.

Officers said they responded to the 2300 block of Northwest Flanders Street at 8:48 a.m. when they received a report of a box left by the front door with an animal heart in it, as well as a note left on the box.

The man who found the heart says it was in a box lined with a garbage bag and filled with ice. Sitting on top of the ice was the heart.

The note attached to the box said, "You will always have my heart."

The four roommates who live at the home don't know if someone was playing a sick joke or trying to send some sort of message.

People who live and work nearby are concerned by what was found at the home.

"There's a lot of business and homes and people just walking around, and so it's kind of uncommon for something like this to happen in this area," said Merissa Underwood, who works nearby.

Police took the heart to the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, which determined it was a cow heart.

Officers took the box and note as evidence as part of the investigation. The heart remains with the medical examiner's office.

The people who live at the northwest Portland home said they have no idea why a heart would be left at their home.

Anyone with information on who is responsible is asked to email

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