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Sheriff's office identifies man found dead in Willamette River

Officials responded for a water rescue after receiving reports a man jumped off the Owosso Bridge on Aug. 10.

Posted: Aug 19, 2020 6:56 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found in the Willamette River on Aug. 10.

Sgt. Carrie Carver said the man was Lonnie Hall, 69, of Gresham.

MORE: SEARCHERS FIND BODY IN WILLAMETTE RIVER

Officials responded for a water rescue after receiving reports a man jumped off the Owosso Bridge. The body was found hours later downstream from the bridge.

The cause of death has been determined to be drowning. It has been ruled a suicide.

The man's family has been notified.

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