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MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) – The Douglas County sheriff’s office
has identified a homicide victim whose body was found by a hunter
in the southern part of the county as a 39-year-old Roseburg man.
Sheriff John Hanlin says the victim was Jeffrey Scott Benison. He
was found dead just off a Bureau of Land Management road. Initial
reports indicated the man had an apparent head wound, but the
sheriff’s office did not provide additional details.
WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) – Police in Woodburn say a 38-year-old
pedestrian struck and killed by an Amtrak train was walking to a
nearby church to meet his wife. Sgt. John Mikkola says Jose
Guadalupe Perez-Lopez was a Woodburn painter and father of three
young children. The officer says an investigation indicates the
death was a “tragic accident.” The southbound train carrying 208
passengers and 14 crew members was unable to stop in time.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Portland police say three masked intruders
armed with handguns robbed a husband, wife and a 34-year-old adult
son in a home invasion last night. Lt. Robert King says the husband
and wife suffered non-life-threatening injuries and have been taken
to a hospital. He also says shots may have been fired in the
northeast Portland home by the suspects. It’s believed one of the
intruders was also injured in the robbery.
SUTHERLIN, Ore. (AP) – Sutherlin police say a former Miss
Douglas County was arrested for investigation of heroin possession.
The Register-Guard reports that 26-year-old Aunika Bennetti was
booked into the Douglas County Jail early Sunday and later
released. A sheriff’s spokeswoman says Bennetti will appear in
court at a later date. It was not immediately known whether she was
represented by a lawyer.
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