Date: February 24, 2017
UPDATE: February 27, 2017
Contact: Lt. Justin Ivens
Public Information Officer
“Your Police – Our Community”
Type of Incident: Death Investigation
Date of Incident: February 24, 2017
Location of Incident: Bear Creek near Rogue Valley Mall
On February 24th around 3:45 PM, Medford Police Department, Medford Fire and Rescue and Mercy Ambulance were dispatched to a report of a possible deceased person in the water in Bear Creek between E. McAndrews Rd. and Crater Lake Hwy. Emergency responders arrived on scene within minutes and located a person in the creek. The person was removed from the water and determined to be deceased.
The deceased individual was an African American adult male who police have identified. His identity is not being released at this time, pending next of kin notification. It is unknown where the individual entered the water or how long he had been there.
UPDATE: February 27, 2017:
On February 27, 2017, the deceased male’s next of kin were contacted and notified. The deceased male has been identified as:
25 yr old male transient
At this time there is nothing suspicious about this case, it appears to be an accidental death. If you have any additional information, please contact Detective Brandon Amaya at 541-774-2297.
MPD Case 17-4512