On January 7, 2019 at approximately 12:19 pm, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an injured 92-year-old female at the 200 block of Creswood Drive, in Creswell. The female, identified as Erma Burnell, was pronounced deceased on scene shortly after medics and law enforcement arrived.

Since that time, members of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon State Police, the Lane County District Attorney’s Office, and the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office have been actively investigating.

Information developed from the investigation has led to a suspect, who has been detained and lodged at the Serbu Juvenile Justice Center. As the suspect is a juvenile, their information is not being released.

The Sheriff’s Office is still continuing to seek any information from the public about the incident and are encouraging the public to call 541-682-4141.

Any additional information about this investigation will be released by the Lane County District Attorney’s Office. No additional information will be released by the Sheriff’s Office.

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