DEATH INVESTIGATION - UPDATED
News Release from Medford Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: March 31st, 2021 9:55 AM
Downloadable file: Mather mug shot
On March 30th, 2021,an autopsy was performed of the decedent. The manner of death has been ruled as homicide, and the cause of death is only being described as "homicidal violence." Details of the exact cause of death are not being disclosed at this time, to maintain the integrity of the investigation.
The identity of the victim has been confirmed as Aaron Michael Mather, 46 years old. Next of kin have been notified.
Mather is well known to MPD officers. He is known to be homeless and camped in the general area where he was located. If anyone has information on this murder investigation, please call 541-770-4783. Case 21-4424.
On March 26th, 2021, at about 10:15 a.m., Medford police officers responded to a report of possible dead body on the green way, north of Railroad Park. Officers found the remains of deceased subject, 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. Medford police detectives are being assisted by the
Oregon State Police Crime Lab and the Jackson County Medical Examiner's office.
At this point, the identity of the deceased is unknown, as well as sex, race and age. The decedent is an adult. More information will be released after an autopsy is performed. This is still in the very early stages of the investigation, and we appreciate your patience.
Lt. Mike Budreau 541-774-2212