BEND, OR -- Bend Police are investigating the death of man whose body was found near St. Charles Bend. Police responded to a dispute at a home on NE Laredo Way, across 27th Street from the hospital, Tuesday evening. When officers arrived, they were told one person involved had walked to his motor home parked at St. Charles. Police followed shoe tracks in the snow a short distance from the motor home and discovered the man's body on the ground.
The cause of death is under investigation, with help from the State Police Crime Labe, District Attorney's Office and Medical Examiner. The person's identity has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.
UPDATE (02/28/19): Bend Police say the victim has been identified as 45-year-old Michael Shawn Rupp. His cause of death remains under investigation.