MPD seeks information in death of “Sonny” Michael Duane Portlance

The Minneapolis Police Department is looking for information about an apparent homicide Oct. 4 on the 2600 block of Nicollet Avenue.

Responding to a 911 call at 8:03 a.m., police arrived to find the body of Michael Duane Portlance, age 58, also known as Sonny. Investigators are looking for information about Portlance’s activities in the days and hours prior to his death, as well as information about his acquaintances and recent roommates.

The Medical Examiner ruled Portlance’s death a homicide. Police have no suspects or motive.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Thomsen at 673-3577.