Date: September 11, 2017
Contact: Lt. Justin Ivens
Public Information Officer
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Type of Incident: Homicide (MPD Case 17-21508)
Date of incident: September 11, 2017
Location of incident: 2000 Block Hill Way, Medford
Victim: Ruiz, Noemi (32 years old)
On 09/11/17 at 7:27AM, officers and medical personnel responded to a report of a female down on the sidewalk in the 2000 Block of Hill Way, Medford. Upon arrival officers found Noemi Ruiz (32 years old), deceased in her driveway of an apparent homicide. The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy, however the initial investigation indicates the victim was stabbed multiple times.
The scene was quickly secured and Hill Way was closed between Wabash Street and Keene Way. Detectives from the Medford Police Department responded along with a Deputy Medical Examiner from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab.
A male subject, believed to be known by the victim was identified as a person of interest. At approximately 11:00AM this subject was located and detained by law enforcement in northern California.
Medford Police Detectives are currently on scene in northern California and Hill Way remains closed at this time. Detectives did not locate a weapon at the scene and believe it could have been discarded by the suspect.
This investigation is ongoing.