Crook County Sheriff’s Office conducting death investigation near Walton Lake


Note: This story has been updated to reflect new information from CCSO.

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation after recieving a report that a 2-month-old infant passed away at a campsite near Walton Lake, according to Sheriff John Gautney.

CCSO responded to the location, which is about 30 miles east of Prineville, Friday morning. Gautney said the investigation is still ongoing to determine the cause of death.

The family involved is cooperating with law enforcement and no names will be released due to respect for the family’s privacy, Gautney said.



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