Police release update on Jeppesen Acres assault

Police have released new information now that their investigation is complete.

Posted: Jan. 17, 2019 12:13 PM
Updated: Jan. 17, 2019 6:51 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Police said they've finished their investigation into an assault inside a home on the 2500 block of Jeppesen Acres in Eugene, but they haven't released many new details.

It happened on Nov. 4, 2018. Police responded at 1:50 a.m. and said the two occupants of the home were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

On Thursday, police said both victims, now former residents of the home, have been released.

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The Eugene Police Department kept its Mobile Incident Command Center and Forensic Evidence Unit on scene for several days, which caused concern in the neighborhood.

At the time, police said there was no indication of an ongoing threat to the public. They said their investigation was complicated by conflicting statements and evidence that required more time to validate. They said the prolonged effort was needed to understand all the facts.

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They also said the forensic evidence and processing requirements related to this case were complex. They said it's essential for forensic staff to follow strict protocol and procedure to gather admissible evidence in all cases and it requires meticulous and time-consuming effort.

They said the case has been submitted to the Lane County District Attorney's Office.

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