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Death Investigation north of Florence
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives and Lane County District Attorney's Office are investigating the suspicious death of a 22-year old Portland man, JUDE MAHAFFY, found late Wednesday night in a burning vehicle north of Florence.

According to Sergeant Andy Kenyon, on January 11, 2011 at approximately 11:30 p.m. a report was received of a burning vehicle just off Highway 101 approximately eleven miles north of Florence. Firefighters from the Siuslaw Fire Department responded and subsequently discovered the vehicle contained a deceased person later identified as MAHAFFY.
OSP detectives and Lane County District Attorney's Office responded to the scene and are investigating the incident. No additional information will be released without approval of the District Attorney's office.