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Police Investigate Dead Body on Coast

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. — Douglas County Major Crime Team are still investigating leads into the homicide that occurred over the weekend.

Oregon State Police say investigators have tentatively identified the female victim and are awaiting confirmation as to her identity from the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office.

The body of the unidentified adult female was found Sunday morning in the vicinity of Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point located along Highway 101 about three miles south of Reedsport. Initial investigation indicates the homicide occurred Sunday morning.

On April 28, 2013 at approximately 8:20 a.m., a couple who stopped at the Wayfinding Point area west of Highway 101 near milepost 217 discovered the body and contacted 9-1-1.

Investigators have developed a suspect and are pursuing leads both in Oregon and California. The suspect was taken into custody in California on Monday night on local California charges only.

The name of the suspect is being withheld at this time due to the on-going investigation. Two detectives from the Oregon State Police have traveled to California to interview the suspect. Detectives have also served a search warrant at a residence in the Coos Bay area.