Medford Police identify man found dead in irrigation canal Tuesday

MEDFORD, Ore. – On Tuesday, June 28 at 8:41 a.m., Medford Police patrol officers responded to the report of a body in the irrigation canal in the 1000 block of Biddle Road. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased man and Medford Police Detectives were called to assist with the investigation. A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Medical Examiner was also called to the scene to assist with the investigation. The deceased man has been identified as 59-year-old Kurt Lund.

At this time, the circumstances of Lund’s death are unknown and he did not have any obvious signs of trauma.

Next of kin have been notified. There are no additional changes in the status of the investigation. The investigation is still pending review from the Forensic Pathologist.

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Shellye Leggett is an anchor and producer for NBC5 News. You can also catch her anchoring on KMVU FOX26. She comes to the Rogue Valley from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she was a nightside reporter and fill-in weekend anchor for KOAT Action 7 News for 3 years. She has also reported in Colorado Springs, Colorado, South Bend, Indiana and Bozeman, Montana. Shellye was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois with a B.A. in Communication Studies. She then earned a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her husband who's in the Navy, her cat “Tootsie,” watch scary movies with friends and spend time with her extended family who live all over the West Coast. Shellye is excited to explore Southern Oregon and North California and tell your stories.
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