Accidental Death Near Crescent Lake

NEAR CRESCENT LAKE, Ore. — The Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing an investigation into the accidental death of a 72-year old Crescent Lake-area man Thursday evening while trying to cut down a tree on his property. An investigation by OSP troopers and the Chemult Rural Fire Protection District indicated that Eugene Frank Andrews, 72, … Continue reading »

Taylor Sentencing Phase Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — The sentencing phase of David Ray Taylor’s murder trial began Tuesday. A jury found Taylor guilty last week on three counts of aggravated murder in the killing of Celestino Gutierrez. He was found not guilty on the fourth aggravated murder charge and instead guilty of a lesser charge of intentional murder. Taylor … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Albany Death

ALBANY, Ore. – Albany Police are investigating the death of an Albany woman Tuesday. They say her 8-year-old son was the one to call for help. Police say they responded to the Brookshore Apartments, in the 1,600 block of southeast 15th Avenue, around 2 a.m. They say an 8-year-old boy called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers … Continue reading »

Drug-Related Deaths Up 33% in Lane Co.

EUGENE, Ore. — Drug-related deaths were up 33% in Lane County last year, compared to the year before. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office found Lane County saw one of the most notable increases with 20 deaths last year, five more than the year before. Thirteen of the 20 deaths were meth related, nine blamed … Continue reading »

Death Investigation Autopsy Results

UPDATE: The autopsy results for a man found dead in Eugene Saturday morning showed it was a suicide. The medical examiner says Tyler Alexander, 27, died of a gunshot wound to the head. He was found at a house on the 1,100 block of Woodside Drive. Where police say he was briefly acquainted with someone that … Continue reading »

Child Death Investigation Continues

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis Police continue to investigate the death of a 7-year-old boy. Police say the mother called 911 Friday morning from their home in the 1700 block of NW 17th Street, saying her son never woke up. Police say the medical examiner’s office has performed an autopsy but still has not determined the … Continue reading »

Police Investigate 7-Year-Old’s Death

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis Police are investigating the death of a seven-year-old boy, but are not able to say if the death is criminal in any way. Police say a woman called 911 just after 9:30 am on Friday morning, saying her 7-year-old son had died. Police responded to their home on the 1700 block … Continue reading »

Roseburg Man Falls to His Death

GLIDE, Ore. — Deputies in Douglas County say a Roseburg man fell to his death earlier this week in Glide. Deputies say family members found 27-year-old Robert Patrick Brislan face down on the water’s edge of the North Umpqua River Monday night. Deputies believe Brislan, who was visiting friends in Glide, was walking along the … Continue reading »

School Mourns Loss of Carlos Perez

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Heavy hearts Friday at Hamlin Middle School as Carlos Perez’ teachers and classmates mourned the loss of their friend. Carlos died early Friday morning, after being critically injured in a car accident on January 18. “Unfortunately today was the devastation,” said Kevin Wright, the Principal of Hamlin Middle School. ”We got the news … Continue reading »

Corvallis PD Rules Park Death As Suicide

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Corvallis Police Department says the death at Willamette Park on Tuesday was a suicide. Police say someone at Willamette Park discovered the body of a 61-year-old man late Tuesday afternoon in a covered picnic area. The person called dispatch, and police spent almost two hours at the scene. Investigators say he … Continue reading »

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