Christopher Lovrien Murders 2 In Oregon

Christopher Lovrien
Christopher Lovrien

Christopher Lovrien is a killer from Oregon who would be convicted of two murders that took place nearly twenty years apart

According to court documents Mark Dribin would disappear in 1999 and after being reported missing his vehicle would be found days later. Investigators would find unknown DNA inside of the vehicle however the case would go cold

In 2019 police would reopen the case and would test the unknown DNA found at the Mark Dribin crime scene and Christopher Lovrien would be named as a suspect

While a Grand Jury was meeting to charge Christopher Lovrien he would become a suspect in the murder of Kenneth Griffin.

Kenneth Griffin would be reported missing in 2020. Lovrien would later admit to shooting Griffin in the chest with a crossbow and again in the head. Apparently Griffin attempted to steal credit cards from Lovrien. Lovrien would cut up the body and place the parts in tubs which were then hidden in a storage shed

Christopher Lovrien would later tell police that he murdered Mark Dribin because he made a pass at him

Christopher Lovrien would plead guilty to both murder and be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for forty six years

Christopher Lovrien Case

A man who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a cold case dating back to 1999 will now spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering another man in 2020, the Multnomah County district attorney’s office announced Monday.

Christopher Lovrien, 56, was found guilty of killing Kenneth Griffin after detectives searched a shed at Lovrien’s home and found Griffin’s dismembered remains in 2021, according to court documents.

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Griffin was last seen on Feb. 1, 2020, and reported missing the following day.

On April 15, a jury found Lovrien guilty of second-degree murder and first-degree abuse of a corpse. He had already been in prison for another crime before the jury made their decision.

Lovrien was previously sentenced to 20 years in prison for the first-degree manslaughter of Mark Dribin, who disappeared in July of 1999. The location of his body remains unknown.

After a genetic genealogy test solved the cold case, Lovrien was indicted for the murder at the same time as his indictment for Griffin’s murder in 2021. However, his sentencing for the cold case took place on Jan. 12.

The second sentencing from Judge Christopher Ramras added several years to Lovrien’s time in prison.“Judge Ramras ordered that the sentences for the murder and abuse of a corpse of Griffin run consecutively to the manslaughter conviction for killing Dribin,” according to the district attorney’s office. “As a result, Lovrien will not be eligible to apply for parole until he has served 46 years in prison”Investigators don’t believe Lovrien knew either of his victims, but previously told KOIN 6 News they think he may have killed more people based on evidence found in his home.

“We have evidence there may be additional victims — how many and from when and where are some things we can’t get into. But yeah, more than the two we know about,” Cold Case Homicide Detective Brendan McGuire said.

Anyone with information about missing persons who may have been living under the I-205 bridge in Southeast Portland between the summer of 2019 and May 2020 should contact Portland police.

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