ALBANY, Ore. (AP) - Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley says a body found in a snowy driveway has been identified as a man from Albany.
Deputies and detectives responded Wednesday night after a caller reported that a stranger was deceased in his driveway east of Albany. The man’s wallet contained cash but no photo identification.
Riley says investigators have learned the man was 58-year-old Gary Russell, and it appears he died of natural causes. They are still waiting for toxicology reports.
Lt. Michelle Duncan says investigators don’t know why he was in a driveway on the outskirts of the city on a snowy day.
Court records show Russell had a long history of mental illness and was living in a motel as recently as September.
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