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Suspicious Death Investigation at Oregon State Penitentiary
02/14/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247
 
Michelle Whitney Dodson
Oregon Department of Corrections
Office: (503) 378-2678

The Oregon State Police and the Marion County Homicide/Assault Response team are investigating a suspicious death this morning at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.
 
Preliminary information indicates on February 14, 2008 an inmate was found deceased in his cell at the Oregon State Penitentiary. An autopsy will be performed by the State Medical Examiner's Office in Portland.
 
The name of the inmate will be released as soon as possible following next-of-kin notification.
 
Further information regarding this investigation will be released by the Marion County District Attorney's Office as it becomes available.