SEVERE WX: Air Quality Alert View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Apparent Murder-Suicide Investigated at Medford Home

A welfare check turns into a crime scene.

Posted: Jan. 2, 2018 2:34 PM
Updated: Jan. 2, 2018 6:17 PM

[UPDATE] - The deaths are now being investigated as a murder-suicide. 

Scroll for more content...

At 10:05 a.m. Medford Police responded to the 1200 block of Covina Avenue for a welfare check after 50 year old Charmaine Crunk did not arrive at work. Upon arrival officers could see one person inside the home that was unresponsive. Officers had to force entry inside the residence. Once inside officers located two bodies. They have been identified as 50 year old Charmaine Crunk, and 51 year old Eric Hilsenberg.

According to a news release from Medford Police, both of them appeared to have died from gunshot wounds. Detectives believe Hilsenberg killed Crunk before taking his own life. The official cause and manner of death will be pending autopsy results.

It is believed Crunk and Hilsenberg both lived at the residence. Detectives believe Crunk and Hilsenberg had been involved in a twelve year relationship that ended last March.

The Medford Police Department was assisted by Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office and the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.

----------

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Police found 2 people dead inside a home in Medford Tuesday morning.
According to Medford Police, officers responded to a welfare check at the 1200 block of Covina Avenue at about 10 a.m. this morning. Police saw 1 person unresponsive through the window blinds. After the police entered the home, they discovered another person dead.

Police say it was a man and woman. They are not releasing the identies yet, as they still need to notify the next of kin.

This is a developing story.

Related Content

Article Comments

Medford
Few Clouds
94° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 94°
Brookings
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 70°
Crater Lake
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 91°
Grants Pass
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 90°
Klamath Falls
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 91°
Reduced Air Quality, Warm
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

Neighbors Removed from Home in Level 3 Evacuation Zone

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Smoky Skies & Poor Air Quality Continue

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Smoke and Haze

Image

Residents Get Stranded On Roads

Image

Peninger Fire Grows To 97 Acres

Image

STATE TROOPER KICKS DOWN FRONT DOOR TO RESCUE FOUR DOGS

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Smoky & Dry Weather

Image

Air Support For Firefighters

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Hot and Dry Today

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Hot & Dry Tuesday

Community Events