PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Waldport city council member was killed by a burglary suspect who had broken into his home early Sunday morning, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies received a report of a burglary in progress on South Crestline Drive in Waldport shortly after 3:30 a.m. The 911 caller told dispatch her husband was fighting a suspect inside their home.
When deputies arrived, they found 66-year-old Mark Campbell dead at the scene. The sheriff’s office says he died from injuries he sustained during the fight.
According to a local newspaper, Campbell was a longtime Waldport City Council member and the co-owner of Crestview Golf Course.
“It’s devastating and shocking,” Waldport Mayor Susan Woodruff told Yachats News. Woodruff said Campbell was always willing to host fundraisers at the golf course “for all kinds of worthy groups.”
No arrests have been made in the case and the homicide investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact Detective Abby Dorsey at 541.265.0777.