Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  08/06/2012 - 09:25
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Human Remains Found  
Date/Time of Incident:  06/30/2012 - 00:00
Incident Location:  Douglas County, Oregon  
Case Number:  n/a  
n/a:  n/a

On Monday, July 02, 2012, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Detective’s Division was notified of possible human skeletal remains that were discovered by a citizen on Saturday, June 30, 2012, on private property West of Roseburg. Detectives contacted the citizen who took law enforcement to the area where he discovered the remains. Detectives confirmed the remains were human.

Extensive searches of the area were conducted with the assistance of the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office and the Douglas County Search and Rescue Team. During these searches additional items of evidence were collected including items of clothing.

At this time, identification of the remains is pending DNA processing, which could take up to several months. Detectives are continuing their investigation and have been assisted by the Douglas County Major Crimes Team.

If anyone has information they believe is related to this incident, they are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471, or the Detective's Tip Line at 541-957-2099.

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