Update on Found Body in Empire

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UPDATE: Police are continuing their investigation into the discovery of a body behind the former DV8 lounge in Empire. The building also known in the area as Gussies borders a small ravine covered in brush and blackberries. Coos Bay Police Chief Gary McCullough says that the body may be female, however an autopsy, will be necessary to determine the gender and circumstances surrounding the death because of the progression of decomposition. Police have not ruled out foul play at this time. Authorities are attempting to contact the property owner to gain access to the body and look at the evidence on scene. Two women have been reported missing over the past several months. However, Police Chief Gary McCullough says to his knowledge no families of missing persons have been contacted.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 14th, 2013 and is filed under Local News.