Police say the death of a 39-year-old man found lying in an irrigation ditch off the Bear Creek Greenway Monday afternoon is suspicious, “and investigators are treating it as a homicide until proven otherwise,” a Medford police Facebook post said.
Ryan Michael Snyder was found at about 4:13 p.m. Monday off an area of the bike path near Biddle Road and Stevens Street, police said. An autopsy is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday.
“Investigators are still working on determining the time of his death, as the area where he was found was not easily seen by the public,” the Facebook post said.
Anyone who had recent contact with Snyder is asked to call Medford police at 541-770-4783.