Winchester Bay Homicide Update Suspect Identified

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is continuing to investigate the homicide of an adult female at the Winchester Wayfinding Point located along Highway 101 about three miles south of Reedsport.

Investigators have tentatively identified the female victim and are awaiting confirmation as to her identity from the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office. An update will be provided upon the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmation of the victims identity.

Investigators have developed a primary suspect and are pursuing leads both in Oregon and California. The primary suspect has been identified as JEFFREY GRIFFIN BOYCE, age 30, from North Bend, Oregon. BOYCE was taken into custody in California on April 29, 2013 on local criminal charges that occurred in Marin and Sonoma Counties in California. No charges have been formally filed yet against BOYCE for crimes committed in the State of Oregon.

The investigation is continuing. No other information to be released at this time pending approval from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 and is filed under Local News.