SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Friends describe Casey Wright as an avid horseback rider, who competed alongside her horse Duncan with local riding club Rohan Equestrian.
But her days of horseback riding were cut short early Saturday morning.
“Around 2 a.m. we got a call to the McKenzie Willamette Hospital. The ER staff had a person, later identified as Robert Cromwell, walk in with some injuries that he wanted treated and in the course of treating those injuries made a statement to E.R. staff that he had killed his girlfriend,” said Sgt. David Lewis of the Springfield Police Department.
Police went to his home at the corner of G and 18th and found Casey Wright’s body. Investigators believe this was a result of escalated domestic violence and is a horrific reminder for women to get help if they’re in an abusive relationship. “We recommend that you take advantage of those things and not stay in a relationship that is anyway abusive or violent,” said Lewis.
As Cromwell sits in jail facing a murder charge, several of Wright’s friends took to our facebook page to talk about Wright. Friends described her as the sweetest girl who was always happy and kind. Others said she was a beautiful, harmless sweetheart and that they’ll miss seeing her face and hearing about her horses.
Some of her friends started a Go Fund Me page, a website to raise money for not only her horse’s medical bills, but also for Womenspace, a local shelter for victims of domestic violence.