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Posted on: May 27, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Death Investigation at E. Briarcliff Lane

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UPDATE: The Lane County Medical Examiner has reported there was no obvious cause of Noah Dewitt's death. There are still aspects of his examination pending, including toxicology. Eugene Police Violent Crimes detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding Mr. Dewitt's death, including how his body ended up in the location at E. Briarcliff Lane.

On May 31, Eugene Police released the identity of the person who was found deceased as Noah Dewitt, age 24, of Eugene. On February 15, around 2 a.m., Noah Michael Dewitt, age 24, left the home of a friend on W. 27th Avenue, on foot. Dewitt was reported missing by the friend, who said that Dewitt was in distress, which increased the concern for his well-being. '

Previous Information from May 27, 2015:

At 12:58 this afternoon, May 27, a Eugene Public Works crew were performing routine maintenance at the Fillmore Pump Station, 1405 Briarcliff Lane, when they discovered a deceased person at the bottom of a large underground ‘wet well,’ for wastewater. They called 9-1-1 and at this time personnel from multiple agencies are working to recover the body. Its location at the bottom of the shaft makes the recovery effort hazardous and will require some time to complete, so no new information is expected tonight.

Responding agencies include Public Works, Eugene Police Patrol, Eugene Police Violent Crimes Unit, Eugene Police Forensic Evidence Unit, Eugene Springfield Fire and EMS, and the Medical Examiner.


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