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Death Investigation Underway in Echo

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ECHO, OR - The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman in Echo Monday morning.

Around 8:00 A.M. on Monday, the sheriff's office got a call from a person saying that his friend, 30-year-old Daniel Lee Smith, said he killed his girlfriend.

Deputies went to Smith's trailer on Leezer Avenue, just west of Echo, but couldn't find him. As deputies searched the property, they found the body of a woman.

Around 11:45 A.M., shortly after deputies found the woman's body, deputies were called to Main Street in Stanfield. That's where they found Smith and arrested him.

The name of the woman killed is not being released at this time. The cause of death has not been determined yet either. 

The death is still under investigation.