Members of the Linn County Major Crime Team are conducting a death investigation following the discovery Wednesday afternoon of a deceased body in the vicinity of Truax Island east of Corvallis.
On September 17, 2014 at approximately 3:50 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to Truax Island in the Willamette River Greenway off Riverside Drive north of Highway 34 and confirmed a report of a deceased body. Investigators assigned to the interagency Linn County Major Crime Team were activated along with the Linn County District Attorney’s Office, Linn County Medical Examiner, and OSP Forensic Services Division responded to the scene to initiate the investigation.
Investigators will be in the area during the night and may be contacting some local residents as part of the investigation. The deceased’s sex is not being released at this time and identity is pending confirmation. No other details will be released tonight. An update is anticipated Thursday following the initial investigation at the scene.
The Linn County Major Crime Team is comprised of investigators from OSP, Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, and Sweet Home Police Department.