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PRINEVILLE, OR -- The Crook County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a person found slumped over inside a vehicle in the Ochoco National Forest. The body was discovered on a remote Forest Service Road near Walton Lake, south of Mitchell, late Tuesday afternoon. 

 

Deputies worked through the night to process the scene, with help from the State Police Crime Lab and the District Attorney’s Office. An autopsy was conducted Wednesday.
 
The Sheriff’s Office says this is an active ongoing investigation and is not releasing any other information at this time. 
 
THURSDAY MORNING UPDATE: The Crook County Sheriff's Office says a woman found dead inside a car in the Ochoco National Forest died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the autopsy performed at the State Medical Examiner's Office.  

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