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Update: Missing California Man Found Deceased North of Grants Pass
04/04/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division will be continuing the investigation with the assistance of the State Medical Examiner's Office following the discovery of a body last Friday of a missing Haywood, California man north of Grants Pass. The body was found in the general vicinity near where his abandoned vehicle was found by an OSP trooper at an Interstate 5 rest area. There is no evidence to indicate he was the victim of foul play.
 
On April 1, 2011 several mushroom hunters reported finding the body of a deceased adult male in an isolated wooded area about one mile northwest of the northbound Manzanita Rest Area along Interstate 5 north of Grants Pass. OSP, with the assistance of Josephine County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue members, recovered the body positively identified as ELIJAH SHREWSBURY, age 24.
 
SHREWSBURY was reported missing by family members March 19 to Haywood, California Police Department after discovering information leading to their concerns about his personal safety and mental health condition.