Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  12/17/2013 - 08:15
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Death Investigation  
Date/Time of Incident:  12/13/2013 - 16:30
Incident Location:  1375 Berry Creek Road, Tenmile, OR  
Case Number:  13-5144  
Deceased:  Tankersley, Dwaine Clyde / age 58 / Tenmile, OR
Reporting Person:  Tankersley, David Michael / age 62 / Tenmile, OR

On Friday, December 13, 2013, deputies were called to 1375 Berry Creek Road. The resident, David Tankersley, had returned home after being gone for a month. David found his brother's camp trailer had been destroyed by fire and human remains inside.

Sheriff's deputies were assisted in the investigation by the State Fire Marshall's office who determined the cause of the fire to be combustible items being too close to a propane heater.

The remains have been tentatively identified as 58 year old Dwaine Tankersley. The Medical Examiner's Office will attempt to make positive identification through forensic examination.

Next of kin has been notified.

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