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News Release
Death Investigation - 02/06/19

Date:  February 5th, 2019

Case #:  2019-0039472

Type of Incident:  Death Investigation

Location of Incident:  N. Division / Hwy 97

Date and Time of Incident:  Tuesday, February 5th / 12:20 PM


Deceased:  Norriss, Joel,   47 year old, No know residence




On February 5th, at about 12:20 PM, a pedestrian called 911 to report finding a deceased male off the roadway near a tree in the area of N. Division near Hwy 97. Bend Police and Fire units responded to the area and confirmed the male was deceased. Investigators were able to identify the male as Joel Norriss.  Information was obtained during the investigation that the male was intermittently homeless.  Investigators are working with the District Attorney’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.  Investigators have determined there is no threat to the community.    


Prepared By:  Lt. Jason Maniscalco

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