GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say a man found inside a business south of Grants Pass died after what police describe as a scuffle with an arriving employee and the employee’s father.
Lt. Gregg Hastings said Tuesday that an employee of Innovative Woodworx was being dropped off by his father at about 7 a.m. Tuesday when they saw signs of forced entry to the building. Hastings says the two men went inside, encountered a stranger and detained him after “a brief physical scuffle.”
A short time later, the two men called 911 to say the detained man had stopped breathing and they were starting CPR. The man was dead when state police and medics arrived about 10 minutes later.
Hastings said the dead man was 33 years old and from the Grants Pass area. His name was not immediately released. An autopsy is planned.