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Man found dead in Alsea identified as Albany resident

ALSEA - The body of an Albany man was found near an Alsea-area mobile home, and he died from a single gunshot wound to the head, authorities said.

Jesse Dale Reesman, 22, of Albany, whose family reported him missing Saturday morning, was found Monday night, Benton County Undersheriff Diana Simpson said.

An autopsy conducted Wednesday confirmed the cause of death, Simpson said.

Officers continue to search for Shane D. Buckley, 31, who also has been missing since Saturday.

Mitchel Ryan Miller, 19, of Albany, who was seen recently with both men, is a person of interest in the investigation, Simpson said. He was arrested Monday night, charged with burglary and being held on $100,000 bail, Simpson said.

Highway 242 reopens after long closure

After being closed 218 days, state Highway 242, better known as the McKenzie Pass Highway, will reopen to traffic at noon today.

State Department of Transportation crews will open the road's east- and westside gates simultaneously at midday.

The highway closed for the winter on Oct. 21. The 218-day closure was longer than in most years. The longest occurred during the winter of 1998-99 when the highway was closed for 256 days. The shortest closure came during the winter of 1933-1934 when the highway was closed for 96 days.

The McKenzie Pass Highway became a seasonal scenic highway in the 1960s when the Clear Lake-Belknap Springs section of Highway 126 was completed.

For travel information throughout Oregon, visit www.tripcheck.com, or call 1-800-977-6368.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 26, 2005
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