Body found in homemade coffin and dumped in identified cemetery


By KPTV Staff

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HARRISBURG, Oregon (KPTVName) – A body found in a makeshift casket and dumped in a Harrisburg cemetery has been identified by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.

According to investigators, the body was identified through fingerprints as Randall Louis Lloyd, 59, with ties to Washington, Idaho, and most recently Eugene.

Deputies first received reports of a mysterious wooden box in the 24000 block of Powerline Road near Harrisburg on March 31. The wooden box, described as similar in shape and size to a coffin, was found above ground at the rural cemetery.

Responding deputies located the box placed behind a tree. Upon opening the box, the then-unidentified body was found inside with no apparent signs of bodily trauma.

Speaking to the cemetery’s board, investigators were told no burial was planned and the director did not explain why a coffin had been left.

A preliminary autopsy now shows Lloyd’s death was of natural causes, according to the LCSO. An investigation is underway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LCSO Detective Division (541) 967-3950.

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