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Murder Suspect Sought Related to November 2013 Homicide in Cave Junction

July 2, 2014

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247


Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to locate a 44-year old Josephine County resident wanted for murder in connection with a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction. OSP detectives have been handing out information flyers in the southern Josephine County today to help alert area citizens as they look for the wanted m an.

DANIEL JOSEPH MARTINSON, age 44, has a felony warrant issued for the murder of AARON LEE CLOUSER, age 39, from Cave Junction. MARTINSON is described as a white male, 5'6", and 155 pounds. MARTINSON may have shaved his head and might not have facial hair as shown the photograph provided with this release. MARTINSON is missing a front tooth and has a tattoo on his back of a pit bull dog with the word "Outlaw" underneath.

MARTINSON is known to frequent the Cave Junction / Selma / Kerby areas in Josephine County and is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding his location is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4600 or 9-1-1.

On November 5, 2013 at approximately 10:30 p.m., a report was received of a man lying in the road in the 200 block of W. Millie Street in Cave Junction. The deceased man was later identified as CLOUSER and his death was determined to be a homicide. The cause of the death is not being released until approved by the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives have been investigating the homicide with the assistance of the Josephine County District Attorney's Office, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, and Josephine County Parole & Probation.

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