Man arrested after telling ER staff he killed his girlfriend

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A man confessed to killing his girlfriend early Saturday morning after showing up at a hospital emergency room with injuries, Springfield Police said.

Officers were called out to the hospital at around 2:20 a.m. Saturday after Robert Cromwell, 32, of Springfield, reportedly told ER staff that he had killed his girlfriend, Springfield Police said.

Police said they found the body of Casey Lynn Wright, 26, of Eugene, while doing a welfare check at Cromwell's home.

Springfield Police arrested Cromwell on a murder charge.

Cromwell and Wright were engaged. Family and friends of both Wright and Cromwell said that Saturday's events were shocking and unexpected.

Cromwell's sister told KVAL News that he expressed remorse for his actions. Cromwell was taken to the hospital with self-inflicted wounds, his sister said.

Family and friends of Casey Lynn Wright said she was a caring, bright and passionate person as well as a devoted equestrian and swing dancer.

"She was a role model always willing to share her time and energy with others. I don't think I ever saw her without a smile on her face," said longtime friend and fellow horse-enthusiast Janice Ketsche.

"We don't want anyone else to suffer what Casey suffered, and we want people to know that there are resources out there designed to help," said Ketsche.