Police investigate death

Sweet Home police are investigating the death of a Sweet Home man whose body was found near the north end of 24th Avenue Wednesday morning.

According to a department statement, officers responded about 9:20 a.m. On Oct. 16 to the area of the 1400 block of 24th Avenue.

They found the body of a Kevin Ray Porter, 49, about 100 yards from the roadway in the railroad right-of-way.

After a thorough investigation of the entire scene, Police Chief Jeff Lynn said, the medical examiner worked with the state medical examiner; and they do not believe that criminal activity played any part in the death.

Lynn said police do not know the cause of death at this point.

Porter’s family has been notified, and Sweet Home Funeral Chapel responded.  

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact Detective Cyndi Pichardo at the Sweet Home Police Department, at (541) 367-5181.