Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  10/03/2011 - 13:00
Contact Person:  Lt. Chris Merrifield  
Contact Number:  541-440-4892  
Subject:  Homicide Investigation  
Date/Time of Incident:  10/03/2011 - 08:09
Incident Location:  Louis Creek Rd, Myrtle Creek, Oregon   
Case Number:  11-3750  
Deceased:  Name Withheld

On Monday, October 3 at approximately 0800 hrs, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a body found in a rural area near Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Responding deputies located a body along Louis Creek Road and requested assistance from the Detectives Division.

Initial indications are that the death is a result of a homicide. The Douglas County Major Crimes team was activated and is taking over the investigation.

Investigators are still on scene and the roadway has been closed. The road will remain will closed until the scene investigation has been completed.

The identity of the victim will not be released until next of kin have been notified.

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