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Update: Name Release - Death Investigation - Interstate 5 north of Yoncalla
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and the Douglas County Medical Examiner are continuing the investigation into the death of JESSE GOLDEN, age 26, from Eugene, found deceased on the northbound shoulder of Interstate 5 about two miles north of Yoncalla underneath the Cox Road overpass. There is no evidence at this time that GOLDEN was struck by another vehicle, but his death may be associated with a fall or jump from the Cox Road overpass.
His next of kin were notified and the medical examiner is planning an autopsy to help confirm the manner and cause of death.  Anyone who may information regarding where GOLDEN was traveling from or who was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in the area prior to 3:00 a.m. who saw the green 1994 Honda Accord stopped on right northbound shoulder near the Cox Road overpass is asked to call the OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.