Work-release inmate found dead near Hillsboro

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HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — A man whose body was found in a ditch near Hillsboro has been identified as a work-release inmate from the Washington County Community Corrections Center.

The sheriff's office says 29-year-old Ruendy Gutierrez of Hillsboro had failed to return on April 7. He was sentenced to the corrections center on March 28 on methamphetamine charges. He was on leave during the day and supposed to return at night.

His body was found Thursday morning in the ditch by a resident in the rural community of Midway. Gutierrez was identified through fingerprints.