Homicide victim found in southern Oregon



MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — The Douglas County, Ore., sheriff’s office has identified a homicide victim whose body was found by a hunter in the southern part of the county as a 39-year-old Roseburg man.

In a statement Monday night, Sheriff John Hanlin said the victim was Jeffrey Scott Benison. He was found dead just off a Bureau of Land Management road. Initial reports said the man had an apparent head wound but the sheriff’s office did not provide additional details on how he was killed. The sheriff’s major crimes unit is investigating.

The Roseburg News-Review says the body was found about 10 miles northeast of Myrtle Creek. No homes are nearby, and no vehicle was found nearby.