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Convicted burglar found dead in Portland prison cell; Oregon State Police investigating

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PORTLAND, Oregon — State police detectives are investigating the death of an inmate at the Columbia River Correctional Institution in Portland.

The Oregon Department of Corrections says 50-year-old Christopher Mabrey was found dead in his cell Friday afternoon. He did not share a cell with anyone.

Mabrey could have been released from prison in April. He entered the prison system in 2009 following a burglary conviction out of Washington County.

According to news reports from 2009, police arrested Mabrey after finding more than 5,000 stolen items at a home. The person who lived where the items were recovered had been selling stolen goods on eBay.

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