Winchester Bay Homicide Update

WINCHESTER BAY HOMICIDE UPDATE: 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. The autopsy is scheduled for today.
Investigators have developed a suspect and are pursuing leads both in Oregon and California. The suspect was taken into custody in California last night (04-29-13) on local (California) charges only. The name of the suspect is being withheld at this time due to the on-going investigation. Two detectives from the Oregon State Police have traveled to California to interview the suspect. Detectives have also served a search warrant at a residence in the Coos Bay area.
The investigation is continuing. No other information to be released at this time.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 and is filed under Local News.