April 10, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the medical examiner, is investigating the cause of death of an adult male found shortly after midnight Wednesday morning by an OSP trooper in a vehicle parked off Interstate 84 west of Hood River. There is no indication the man's death is the result of a crime.
According to Sergeant Les Kipper, on April 10, 2013 at approximately 12:30 a.m., an OSP trooper stopped to check on a vehicle parked in Mitchell Point State Park along Interstate 84 eastbound at exit 58. The trooper found a deceased 57-year old male inside the vehicle. Preliminary information provided by a family member indicates the man had been visiting his son in Oregon and was in poor health. He is identified as KENNETH SCOTT DENNIS from Dundalk, Maryland.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Hood River County Sheriff's Office.