Body pullled from city wastewater pumping station

Body pullled from city wastewater pumping station »Play Video
Police responded to the Fillmore Pump Station, which handles wastewater flows from south and west Eugene. A public works crew discovered what is believed to be a human body in an underground "wet well."

A human body was recovered from the bottom of a "wet well" at a sewage pumping station.

"We don't have any more information until we retrieve the body and start a process to find out what happened here," Melinda McLaughlin, Eugene Police spokesperson, said Wednesday evening.

The body had been recovered by Thursday morning after crews pumped the wastewater out of a deep underground shaft.

McLaughlin said Thursday that the identity of the deceased is not yet known. The medical examiner has yet to identify the person's gender or cause of death.


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