Umatilla man's death investigated as homicide

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UMATILLA, Ore. — Police are investigating a Umatilla man’s death as a homicide.

The victim, Luis Jaime Diaz, 32, was found at 9 a.m. Sunday morning alongside Highway 730 near its intersection with Highway 395.

Daniel Primus, Umatilla County district attorney, said officers called to the scene found suspicious circumstances and the Umatilla/Morrow Major Crime Team was activated to investigate the death.

An autopsy was performed Monday in Portland Tuesday to determine the cause of death, Primus said, but due to the Christmas holiday he had not had time to read the report as of today.

Anyone with information about Diaz’ death is asked to contact the Umatilla Police Department.

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