On August 14 at approximately 12 p.m., Oregon State Police were notified of a Toyota Prius parked at the Otter Rock/Devils Punch Bowl State Park. The parks department reported that it appeared the Prius had a deceased person in the vehicle.
The preliminary investigation revealed the Prius had been parked there for approximately the last week. The registered owner was identified as Leslie R. Lightfall, age 68, from Ashland. Once OSP entered the vehicle, the deceased female was identified as Lightfall. It appeared Lightfall had been sleeping in her vehicle and died from natural causes.OSP was assisted by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Depoe Bay Fire and Rescue, Ashland Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Napa California Police Department, and the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.