April 29, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
(Note: Between 4/30 - 5/10, media inquiries should be directed to media pager 503-323-3195)
The Douglas County Major Crime Team is investigating the homicide of an unidentified adult female found Sunday morning in the vicinity of Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point located along Highway 101 about three miles south of Reedsport.
On April 28, 2013 at approximately 8:20 a.m., a couple who stopped at the Wayfinding Point area west of Highway 101 near milepost 217 discovered the body and contacted 9-1-1. The location provides a view of the ocean, a coastal lake and a historic lighthouse. Emergency personnel from several law enforcement agencies and Winchester Bay Rural Fire Protection District responded to the scene.
Initial investigation indicates the homicide occurred Sunday morning. Investigators are asking for the public's help in this case, including information about any suspicious person(s) or activity at Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point and the surrounding southern coast area.
Anyone with information regarding this reported crime is asked to call the Tip Line set up through the OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4600. The lead investigator is Oregon State Police Detective Brian Assmus. Tips may also be forwarded to OSP by email to crimetips2OSP@state.or.us. Tips should include specific details including the type of case and information related to the criminal investigation. Even though tips may be received anonymously, those providing tips are encouraged to give contact information for follow-up by the investigator(s), if needed.
No other information to be released at this time.