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Death Investigation - Highway 101 at Thomas Creek Bridge between Gold Beach and Brookings
07/24/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Officers assigned to the Curry County Major Crime Team are conducting a suspicious death investigation following the discovery of a deceased adult female at the base of Thomas Creek Bridge located on Highway 101 between Brookings and Gold Beach. The victim has not been positively identified.
 
On July 23, 2008 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) and Curry County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a possible body at the base of the bridge in Thomas Creek. Upon arrival, the report was confirmed and additional police personnel were requested.
 
OSP detectives are leading the investigation as part of the Curry County Major Crime Team in conjunction with the Curry County District Attorney's Office. Investigators remained on scene overnight and are continuing the investigation Thursday.
 
According to Oregon Department of Transportation's "Oregon Coastal Highway Bridges" website, the Thomas Creek Bridge is the "structure is the highest bridge in Oregon at 345 feet and spans a deep ravine on the Oregon Coast".
 
No more information is being released at this time.