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Death Investigation - Highway 214 east of Woodburn
10/29/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police and the Marion County Medical Examiner's Office are continuing the investigation and next of kin notification related to the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday morning along the side of Highway 214 about 1/2 mile east of Woodburn.
Preliminary investigation indicates the death was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
 
On October 29, 2008 at approximately 10:00 a.m. a report was received of a body on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 214 near Koener Road east of the Woodburn city limits. Oregon State Police troopers and detectives, Marion County Medical Examiner, and Marion County District Attorney's Office responded to the scene where the body of an 79-year old man was found in possession of a rifle.
 
No other information for release at this time.