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Homicide victim's friend: "He was a giving and kind person"

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Floyd Pulido, Jr. Floyd Pulido, Jr.

Portland police now believe a man found unconscious inside his northeast Portland home was killed.

An autopsy performed on the body of Floyd Pulido, Jr., showed he died of homicidal violence, police announced Thursday. 

Police were called out to Pulido's home at 7120 Northeast Killingsworth Street on Wednesday afternoon after someone found him unconscious inside. 

Neighbor Ron Robbins has lived across the street from Pulido for about 20 years, he said. The two developed a friendship about 15 years ago. It started from a simple gesture, Robbins said.

Pulido would pick up any trash he found in front of Robbins' home, the one next door, and his own home just inside the entrance of the Cedar Shade Mobile Home Park, Robbins said.

"He picked it up in the morning. He picks it up in the afternoon. He's real neighborly. He liked to keep the neighborhood clean," Robbins said.

Robbins said Pulido would often walk across the street and sit on his front porch for about 15-20 minutes at a time. He never sat on one of the chairs that Robbins had put out for him, he added. Their conversations were always focused on life and the neighborhood. They never talked about personal matters.

"He was a loner and he kinda liked to keep everything pretty much that way," Robbins said. "He didn't want to share it... any information about his private life."

Robbins said he was stunned to see so many police cars outside Pulido's home on Wednesday afternoon. He can't understand why anyone would want to hurt him.

"Yeah, it was hard to see that. That somebody would do that, anything to him because he was a giving and kind person," Robbins said.

So kind that Pulido would sometimes allow people who were hard on their luck to stay with him at his home, neighbors said. But Robbins said Pulido had been having problems with a man and woman who moved in last fall.

"She was not a nuisance. He was. The guy. Because he would eat up Floyd's food, and he wouldn't provide any replacement or money for the household use. And Floyd was always ticked off at him," Robbins said. 

Robbins doesn't know who might have been responsible for his friend's death.

Police haven't revealed what evidence they found inside the home. So far, they haven't made any arrests in the case.

Portland police would like to hear from anyone who has information about what happened to Pulido. If you know anything, contact Detective Kristina Coffey at (503) 823-0696 or kristina.coffey@portlandoregon.gov.

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