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Body found floating in Amazon Creek

Police are treating this as a suspicious death.

Posted: Apr 5, 2018 5:49 PM
Updated: Apr 6, 2018 7:26 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A body was found floating in Amazon Creek on Thursday afternoon, not far from where another body was found several weeks ago.

Police say they are treating the death as suspicious.

"We don't know what happened or what caused it, just the circumstances of a body ending up in the slough and floating down is suspicious," said Sgt. Chuck Salsbury, Eugene Police Dept.

The victim is described as a white man in his 20s or 30s with red hair and a beard, wearing a black t-shirt and dark pants. Police say they've made an identification, but are not releasing his name just yet.

The body was found near the Fern Ridge Bike Path at Oak Patch Road around 4:45 p.m.

"Ya know, it's not safe at all," said Jeanne Tadlock, a nearby resident. "I would not recommend anyone going down this bike path at night after dark by yourself, woman or man. I've heard of horrible things happening out here. There's no lighting, you can't see anything. So, yeah, no it's not a very safe neighborhood."

Officials said a passerby in the area saw the body and went into the water to keep it from floating downstream.

On March 12, a body was also found in Amazon Creek near the Richardson Bridge. A wheelchair was discovered nearby, and police said the death was not suspicious.

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