Case still open in death of Florence man

No charges in fight death at Occupy Eugene camp

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man was fatally beaten in December at the Occupy Eugene camp, and no one has been arrested or charged, although the case remains open.

Police have wrapped up their investigation of two men involved in the fight.

A Lane County deputy district attorney, Erik Hasselman, told The Register-Guard ( ) Wednesday he would not speculate on whether charges will be filed in the death of 51-year-old Rick Youngblood of Florence.

Authorities previously characterized the fight as mutual combat.

The fight and other violence prompted the city council to drop its support of the Occupy Eugene encampment.


Information from: The Register-Guard,