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Suspicious Death Investigation at Snake River Correctional Institution
05/12/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

The Oregon State Police and the Malheur County District Attorney, working in cooperation with Oregon Department of Corrections, are investigating a suspicious death at the Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) in Ontario.

Preliminary information indicates a male inmate was found deceased Monday morning, May 12th, in his cell at SRCI.  An autopsy will be performed by the State Medical Examiner's Office in Portland.

The inmate's name will be released following next-of-kin notification.

Further information will be released as would be appropriate based upon the investigation developments.