Sheriff IDs woman found dead in Creswell; investigation ongoing


    The sheriff is investigating the unexplained death of a 92-year-old woman as suspicious.

    CRESWELL, Ore. - The sheriff's office has identified the woman found dead in Creswell on Monday.

    Investigators have called the death of 92-year-old Erma Burnell "unexplained" and "suspicious."

    The Lane County Sheriff's Office responded just after noon Monday to a report of an injured woman on the 200 block of Creswood Drive.

    The woman died at the scene shortly after medics and deputies arrived, the sheriff's office said.

    The nature of the woman's injuries have not been released. The Lane County Medical Examiner's Office is working to determine the cause and manner of death.

    "Lane County Sheriff’s Office detectives, the Oregon State Police, and the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the death as suspicious," the sheriff's office said. "Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call 541-682-4141."

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