The woman called 9-1-1 at 4:43 p.m. to report that Caldwell, 63, was
coughing and then unresponsive after a sex act. Washington County
sheriff's officers and medical personnel responded and transported him
to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, where he later was pronounced
The woman told deputies she met Caldwell about a year ago at Portland
Community College. Caldwell, she said, knew she didn't have much money,
so he provided her cash for books and other things for school in
exchange for sex acts at her apartment. Caldwell had not given her money Saturday, she told deputies. They
decided against pursuing prostitution charges. Deputies notified
Caldwell's family of his death Saturday evening.
The Oregonian previously erroneously reported that Caldwell had been
found in his parked car on Saturday.