Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies are working with Medford Police, Oregon State Police, Ashland Police, and the Central Point Police Department on the case. It’s a Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) case.
Police report the autopsy results show the cause of death as a homicide. The victim was 62-year-old Frank Damiano. Police say he was also known as Tony DellaPenna. He lived at 1 Corral Lane in Ashland. His body was first discovered around 4:30 p.m. Thursday when police responded to a welfare check in the Bear Creek Mobile Home Park.
Police have notified next of kin.