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Update: Fire / Death Investigation - Two Rivers North Subdivision southeast of Crescent Lake
Sergeant Mark Crisp

Oregon State Police - Gilchrist
Office: (541) 433-2620

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and detectives, with the assistance of the State Fire Marshal's office and local agencies, have determined that the death of a man found in a burned single wide mobile home south of Highway 58 in the Two Rivers North subdivision in Klamath County was the result of an intentional fire he had set.  The remains of the deceased adult male have been positively identified and next of kin were notified.

Updated information from OSP Sergeant Mark Crisp, indicates on September 28, 2010 at approximately 12 noon firefighters from numerous surrounding agencies, OSP troopers and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement personnel responded to a reported fire at a single wide mobile home in the Two Rivers North subdivision on Surveyor Road.  The fire destroyed the residence where the body of HOBART ANTHONY KEPHART, age 41, was found in a bedroom.  KEPHART lived alone at the residence.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives from Klamath Falls, OSP Arson & Explosives Section detectives, and a deputy State Fire Marshal responded to investigate the man's death and the cause of the fire.

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