Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  03/22/2013 - 21:15
Contact Person:  Lt. Chris Merrifield  
Contact Number:  541-440-4486  
Subject:  Major Crimes Homicide Investigation  
Date/Time of Incident:  03/21/2013 - 10:45
Incident Location:  809 Soup Creek Rd, Loon Lake, OR  
Case Number:  13-1115  
Deceased/Victim:  Coats, Paul F. / 73 yoa / Loon Lake

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at approximately 1045 hours, Douglas County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a deceased elderly male at 809 Soup Creek Road, Loon Lake, OR. Deputies found that Paul F. Coates, 73 years of age, had died from an apparent gunshot wound at his residence.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team was called out and is conducting the investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

The investigation is on-going. No further information will be released today.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team consists of members of the District Attorney's Office, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Police Department, Oregon State Police, and other local police agencies.

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