By Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

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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