EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eugene police say a 23-year-old man who died Wednesday after being found unconscious in a downtown alley had been in a fight earlier that morning.
Spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said Friday that investigators determined that Dean Eric Sweeden was in an altercation between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. near the 7-Eleven at 7th Avenue and Jefferson Street.
The injured man was found about six hours later. He was taken to a Springfield hospital, where he later died.
Eugene police want to hear from anyone who saw the fight or has information about the case.