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Body found in Eugene police headquarters parking lot

According to police a man was found deceased of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 6:52 AM
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 10:22 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The parking lot at Eugene Police Department headquarters on Country Club Road has reopened after a body was found there early Monday morning.

Eugene police conducted a death investigation and reopened the parking lot at about 8 a.m. 

Police said it appeared that the 71-year-old man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. They said there did not appear to be any indication of foul play. Authorities said he arrived by taxi in the early morning hours and was found by a paper delivery driver just before 5 a.m.

Just before 6 a.m. Monday, police were advising the public to avoid the parking lot, which was blocked off with caution tape. Employees were asked to use alternate entrances while police were investigating.

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