SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KMTR) -- The Lane County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Springfield man who's body was found on the outskirts of town.
Around 11 a.m. on Monday, November 21st, 2011, Springfield Police discovered the body of 53 year old Frank B. Cross at the Dorris Ranch Living History Farm.
Cross had been reported missing by family a day earlier and police say officers received information that lead them to the park.
Cross was found in a remote area of the park, while his vehicle was found at the park entrance off South 2nd Street.
The Lane County Sheriff's Office is now leading the investigation.
Detectives have not released a cause of death, but, they say there is "trauma" to the body.
A forensic pathologist was on scene Monday to help determine the cause of death.
"Based upon those results, that's going to tell us a great deal about whether or not we're dealing with an accidental incident, a criminal incident, or a self inflicted incident. There just isn't enough information either at the scene or from what we've been able to develop so far, to make a positive determination either way," says Captain Bill Thompson of the Lane County Sheriff's Office.
Investigators removed the body from the park Monday afternoon.
The park was closed during the investigation and will likely reopen on Tuesday.
The sheriff's office is not seeking anyone else related to this event but is asking that anyone who may have observed Cross or his vehicle at the park since Sunday afternoon to call sheriff's investigators at 541-682-4141.
Cross' vehicle is described as a gold 2002 Buick LeSabre 4-door.
This is a developing news story. KMTR NewsSource 16 will update this article as more information becomes available.