Klamath River Man Arrested For Murdering His Son

The 40 year-old victim apparently suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 11:58 AM

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. -- The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) responded to a shooting last night in Klamath River, where they found one man dead at the scene. They have identified the victim as Henry Lee Mortensen, 40.

The victim's father, Stanley Mortensen, 76,  was questioned by detectives at the scene of the crime. He became a suspect after investigation by the SCSO's Major Crimes Unit. Mortensen was then arrested and booked into Siskiyou County Jail for murder.

The SCSO revealed in a statement that the victim had suffered a gunshot wound, however there is no word yet on the circumstances of the murder, or whether it arose from an altercation.

Mortensen will be arraigned on Thursday at 3pm, in Siskiyou County Superior Court.

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