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Authorities investigate Springfield inmate’s death

Foul play is not suspected at this time.

Posted: May 27, 2020 5:22 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – An inmate at the Springfield Municipal Jail was found dead in his cell from an apparent suicide Wednesday morning.

Attempts to revive the 54-year-old man were unsuccessful.

Police said he was awaiting trial on a trespass and disorderly conduct charge.

Oregon State Police and the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating.

At this time, it does not appear foul play was involved.

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