Police sex case victim found dead at residence.Byline: Rebecca Nolan The Register-Guard
A woman sexually assaulted by a former police officer now serving 94 years in prison was found dead in a Eugene apartment Tuesday, the victim of an apparent heroin overdose overdose /over·dose/ (o´ver-dos?)
1. to administer an excessive dose.
2. an excessive dose.
An excessive dose, especially of a narcotic. .
A second woman victimized by Roger Eugene Magana filed a police report Monday after a fuse was found hanging out of her car's gas tank.
Eugene police spokeswoman Pam Olshanski said the two cases were not related, and there were no indications of foul play foul play
Unfair or treacherous action, especially when involving violence.
1. violent activity esp. murder
2. at the scene of the death.
"In no way are we connecting them," she said.
Olshanski would not release the name of the dead woman until her next of kin The blood relatives entitled by law to inherit the property of a person who dies without leaving a valid will, although the term is sometimes interpreted to include a relationship existing by reason of marriage. Cross-references
Descent and Distribution. were notified.
The Register-Guard learned that the woman was Tomme Lea Allen, 49, an aspiring as·pire
intr.v. as·pired, as·pir·ing, as·pires
1. To have a great ambition or ultimate goal; desire strongly: aspired to stardom.
2. photographer, recovering addict Any individual who habitually uses any narcotic drug so as to endanger the public morals, health, safety, or welfare, or who is so drawn to the use of such narcotic drugs as to have lost the power of self-control with reference to his or her drug use. and mother of two grown children living in another state.
A neighbor at the French Quarter Apartments, 1101 W. Sixth Ave., called police at 7:39 a.m. worried that he and his wife had not seen Allen in a couple of days. Officers found her dead inside.
Police asked the Oregon State Police to take over the death investigation and to perform an autopsy.
"It's not unusual for us to bring them in to assist with something," Olshanski said. "We want to make sure no questions arise."
Allen was the plaintiff in a $2.25 million lawsuit against the city alleging that the police department was negligent in hiring and supervising Roger Magana. A jury convicted Magana of raping, kidnapping kidnapping, in law, the taking away of a person by force, threat, or deceit, with intent to cause him to be detained against his will. Kidnapping may be done for ransom or for political or other purposes. , sexually assaulting and harassing more than a dozen women during his eight years as a Eugene police officer. He is appealing his conviction.
Allen had accused Magana of forcing her to perform oral sex during a call for service at her house. She testified that he threatened to have her children, who lived with her at the time, taken away if she failed to meet him at locations around the city.
The jury found Magana guilty of using his position as an officer to coerce Allen to do things she wouldn't otherwise do.
The second woman called police at 12:54 p.m. Monday after a person repairing her windshield found a piece of string hanging out of her gas tank. A police report describes the string as some sort of fuse, Olshanski said.
An officer went to the woman's home and collected the string for evidence. Investigators have no suspect information, Olshanski said.
The second woman also is suing the city for $2.25 million. She testified during Magana's criminal trial that the officer tried to force her to perform oral sex in his patrol car under threat of arrest. She refused and escaped. In her case, a jury found Magana guilty of first-degree official misconduct official misconduct n. improper and/or illegal acts by a public official which violate his/her duty to follow the law and act on behalf of the public good. Often such conduct is under the guise or "color" of official authority. (See: official) , second-degree kidnapping and first-degree attempted sodomy sodomy
Noncoital carnal copulation. Sodomy is a crime in some jurisdictions. Some sodomy laws, particularly in Middle Eastern countries and those jurisdictions observing Shari'ah law, provide penalties as severe as life imprisonment for homosexual intercourse, even if the .