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Body Found Near Bend Car Crash Identified

BEND, OR -- Police investigating a Bend car crash Wednesday evening discovered a body in a natural depression near the crash site. The two cases appear unrelated. 


Emergency crews first responded to the Parkway near Hawthorne at about 6:15 p.m., after a driver suffering from a medical issue crashed into the railroad tracks. There were no injuries reported in that incident, although northbound traffic on the parkway was impacted. 
While on-scene, officers found a deceased man just south of the crash site, between the Parkway and the railroad. They've identified him as 24-year-old Robert McKinney, who des not have a permanent address in Bend. Police say McKinney’s death does not appear to be the result of a crime and the investigation is ongoing.  
Bend Police asks that anyone with information on McKinney's whereabouts since December ninth call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911, and ask to speak with Officer Eric Russell. 

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