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Man found dead in truck ID'd

A man found dead in a pickup truck on Cal Young Road last week has been identified, Eugene police said Tuesday.

Stephen Duane Craig, 61, was found at 4:14 p.m. June 18 at the Northgreen Apartments.

Police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said the Lane County Medical Examiner's Office identified the body but was unable to determine the cause of death.


Couple, both 91, die in crash

Oregon State Police say a husband and wife, both 91, died when their vehicle drifted off a highway and into the North Umpqua River.

The agency said the Chevrolet Malibu was traveling east on Highway 138 East in Roseburg when it left the roadway for an unknown reason.

The car struck boulders before going down a steep embankment and into the river, where it came to a rest on its top, submerged in the water.

John and Elizabeth Staples of Tualatin died at the scene.


DA: Accused dad laced drinks

A prosecutor says a man accused of killing his 15-month-old daughter by a methadone overdose sometimes mixed drugs into drinks such as Capri Sun.

Prosecutors did not say how they think Darian Lee McWoods allegedly killed his daughter - whether she drank one of his cocktails without his knowledge or whether he intentionally gave her the drink or gave her the methadone in some other way, The Oregonian reported.

But prosecutors said the amount of methadone found in the toddler's body was enough to slow or stop her breathing.

McWoods' attorney argues other reasons could account for the toddler's death and that prosecutors made mistakes in their investigation,

McWoods is headed for trial in January on a murder charge in the death of his daughter, Kamaya Flores.

Body found in marsh

Police say a Portland Parks & Recreation employee found a body in the marsh at the Beggars Tick Wildlife Refuge.

Sgt. Pete Simpson said the body found Tuesday appears to have been in the water for a while. There's no information on the identity or cause of death.

The urban wildlife refuge in outer southeast Portland has been frequented by homeless campers. Authorities conducted a sweep there in September.

- Register-Guard andnews service reports

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Date:Jun 28, 2017
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