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News Release
Linn County Sheriff's Office Investigates Homicide Outside Albany - 07/19/21

Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm reports last night at 10:11 p.m., dispatch received a call that someone had been shot near the 32000 block of Old Highway 34, south of Albany.  When deputies responded, they found Hector Cisneros, 24, from Corvallis, deceased. 

The location is a private residence with acreage.  A rodeo-type event with hundreds of people was being held at the location when the disturbance broke out that led to Cisneros death. 

Linn County Detectives are investigating Cisneros death as a homicide.   There is no reason to think there is further risk to the public.  No further information is being released at this time. 

Linn County Detectives were assisted by the Linn County’s Major Crimes Team with members from the Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department and Oregon State Police.  Corvallis Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office also helped with the investigation.

Anyone with information about Cisneros’s death should contact Detective Colin Pyle at (541) 967-3950.

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