EUGENE, Ore. – A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a body was found near 24th Avenue and Monroe Street in the early hours of Thursday.
James Cable, 38, of Eugene was taken into custody at his home in connection with a homicide there. Cable reportedly knew the 35-year-old victim, who police identified on Friday as Daniel Pizzutti of Eugene.
During the investigation, Cable allegedly struck a detective. Police said he faces charges of second-degree murder and assault on a public safety officer.
The violent crimes unit arrived to the scene at about 1 a.m. and was at the location for many, many hours.
A crash is also being investigated in connection with the murder, police said. Officers were called to the area of East 29th Avenue and Amazon Parkway at about 12:30 a.m. A 2022 silver four-door Chevrolet Silverado truck with a Florida license plate had crashed in the creek bed there. Police said the vehicle is associated with Cable.
If you have any information, contact detectives at 541-682-5147.