EUGENE, Ore. -- Police opened a death investigation Sunday evening after a body was found along the Fern Ridge Trail in West Eugene.
The Eugene Police Forensics Unit is looking into how the person died. Officials cordoned off the grassy area near Datalogic off of Terry St. to conduct an investigation.
"We don't know any circumstances around the death, but based upon the location and how cold it is outside we're just going to do a thorough investigation," said Eugene Police Sgt. Kris Martes.
Police at the scene said a woman found the body at around 1:30 p.m. Sunday while walking along the Fern Ridge Trail.
The woman told police that she heard a dog barking in a field near the bike path. She went to investigate the barking and found a deceased body in some bushes, police said.
This is a developing story, updates will be posted as information comes in