PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A 62-year-old man was found dead Monday morning in the construction site of the new rhino habitat at the Oregon Zoo, according to Portland police.
Investigators have identified the man as Carl Stanley Ross Sr. and say he was reported missing Aug. 10. Officers confirm there are no animals inside the habitat right now as it is still under construction.
The medical examiner was at the scene Monday night to assist with the investigation, which law enforcement says is ongoing.
The Oregon Zoo released a statement to FOX 12, saying: "The Oregon Zoo community is shocked and saddened by this news. We have limited information at this point and are not speculating as to what may have happened, but we are cooperating with Portland Police. The zoo can confirm that no animals, staff or contractors were involved, and there does not appear to have been any foul play."
No additional information was immediately available for release.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the bureau’s non-emergency line at 503-823-3333.
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