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Update: Suspicious Death Investigation at Oregon State Penitentiary
02/15/2008
Courtland Geyer
Marion County District Attorney's Office
Office: (503) 932-8782

The Oregon State Police and the Marion County Homicide / Assault Response Team are conducting a death investigation at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.
 
Inmate ANTONIO BARRANTES-VASQUEZ, age 36, was found deceased in his cell at the Penitentiary on Thursday morning. The State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy February 15th and determined the cause of death to be homicide by blunt force trauma.
 
According to the Department of Corrections, Inmate BARRENTES was incarcerated in 2003 for Assault in the Second Degree out of Multnomah County. His projected release date was July, 2008.
 
Further information regarding this investigation will be released by the Marion County District Attorney's Office as appropriate when it becomes available.