Barbara Hinderlong-Elifritz has allegedly obtained a lawyer to represent her family following the shooting death of her husband, John Elifritz, by Portland police on Saturday.
This information was relayed to the Mercury by a person close to the family who has asked to remain anonymous. On a phone call, Hinderlong-Elifritz confirmed to the Mercury that this person was allowed to speak for her. She will no longer speak to police officers or the media.
Both Hinderlong-Elifritz and her 12-year-old daughter, Stormy, will be represented by this lawyer going forward. The source won't comment if this means Hinderlong-Elifritz plans on filing a case against the Portland Police Bureau for her husband's death.