Assault investigation continues in Eugene with potential leads

Police said detectives are investigating a complex crime scene and crime.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2018 6:32 PM
Updated: Nov. 6, 2018 6:37 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Police said they have plenty of leads on who might be responsible for the violent assault that happened over the weekend in a home in a north Eugene neighborhood.

Police first responded to the home on the 2500 block of Jeppesen Acres at 1:50 a.m. Sunday and have been on scene investigating since.

They said two people were in the home at the time of the assault and were transported to a hospital where they remain.
Police didn't give KEZI 9 News any specifics on their investigation but said there's still more work to be done.

"We're dealing with a very complex criminal investigation, so our detectives are very busy dealing with a lot of factors related to this assault,” said Lt. David Natt. “As well as our forensic folks, who have been present out at the scene since day one, are dealing with a very complex scene within the residence."

KEZI spoke with Mel McKnight, who lives near the home being investigated.

He said he wants more answers from police on what happened just a block away from his home.

"You wake up and look down your street and there's cop cars everywhere,” McKnight said. “You can't get enough information really at this point to make you feel safe enough.”

Neighbors told KEZI that the two people living in the home were a couple who were renting the home and moved in a few months ago.

KEZI reached out to one of the owners of the home, but she didn't want to comment on the matter.

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