November 6, 2013

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

Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives, with the assistance of the Josephine County District Attorney's Office, are conducting a homicide investigation in Cave Junction following the discovery Tuesday night of the body of a deceased adult male lying in a street. The victim is identified as AARON LEE CLOUSER, 39, from Cave Junction.

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. Illinois Valley Fire District personnel responded and confirmed that there was a deceased adult male, identified as CLOUSER, at that location.

OSP troopers and CID detectives responded to the scene to investigate. Cause of death is not being released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068. Tips can also be sent via email to

Email tips will be monitored by the Criminal Investigations Division, reviewed and then forwarded to the lead investigator(s) for followup. Emails should include specific details including the type of case and tip information. Even though tips may be received anonymously, the person(s) providing a tip is encouraged to include contact information for follow up by the investigator(s), if needed.


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