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Death investigation


October 16, 2014

OSP logoMCKENZIE BRIDGE: The Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Lane County Medical Examiner, is completing an investigation into the death of a Springfield man found deceased Wednesday in his vehicle at a McKenzie River viewpoint along Highway 126 near Belknap Springs. Initial investigation indicates the death is from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On October 15th, at approximately 8:35 a.m., an Oregon Dept. of Transportation employee stopped to check a 1991 Honda Civic parked at the viewpoint along near milepost 15 of the Clear Lake Cutoff. The ODOT employee reported discovering a deceased adult male inside the car.

OSP responded to the scene to investigate. The deceased was identified as David Peter Cada, 45, from Springfield.

Officials say help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

There are several resources available through Lane County Public Health and the Lane County Suicide Prevention Program. More information is available online at: />

In addition to local resources in your community, a toll free line is available for Oregon Partnership Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).


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