Man found dead on Thanksgiving near Highway 99E identified - KPTV - FOX 12

Man found dead on Thanksgiving near Highway 99E identified

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

Deputies have identified a man found dead on the side of Highway 99E near Lavish Garden Road Northeast north of Salem on Thanksgiving.

After an investigation by Oregon State Police and the Marion County Medical Examiner, investigators determined he was Frank Thomas Horner, 61, from northeast Salem.

An autopsy revealed that he died after having a medical emergency.

Investigators said he probably died from a heart attack while taking a walk along the highway.

His body was found just before 1 p.m. on the holiday, lying in a water-filled ditch.

The investigation revealed that he did not die of a crime.

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