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Police investigating apparent homicide on the Bear Creek Greenway near Railroad Park

For the second time in roughly one month, the Medford Police Department is investigating an apparent homicide on the Bear Creek Greenway near Railroad Park.

Posted: Mar 26, 2021 4:38 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2021 4:45 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — For the second time in roughly one month, the Medford Police Department is investigating an apparent homicide on the Bear Creek Greenway near Railroad Park.

The agency said that officers responded around 10:15 a.m. on Friday to a report of a body found in the area north of Railroad Park. The officers confirmed that there was a body, located about 75 yards off the bike path between the path and Bear Creek.

"Based on the circumstances of the scene, the case is being treated as a homicide," MPD said in a brief statement.

Medford Police detectives are being assisted at the scene by the Oregon State Police Crime Lab and the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police said that the deceased is an adult. The person's identity, age, sex, and race have yet to be determined.

"This is still in the very early stages of the investigation, and we appreciate your patience," MPD concluded.

At the end of February, Medford Police launched an investigation after a homeless man's body was discovered about 150 yards north of Railroad Park, dead from a gunshot wound. Police later arrested a 17-year-old suspect, who was accused of shooting the man during an argument.

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