UPDATE: Murder victim identified in Roseburg stabbing

Police say Billy Conner-Ferguson admitted to killing a man who was sitting in a car.

Posted: May. 1, 2018 11:51 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The man killed in an early-morning stabbing was identified as Joseph William Garnett, according to documents filed with the Douglas County court.

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Investigators say Garnett was stabbed in the left side of his neck while he was sitting in the driver's seat of a car parked at the Rodeway Inn, 511 SE Stephens St., around 12:20 Monday morning. He was taken to Mercy Medical but died from a loss of blood.

A witness who was seated in the car next to Garnett told police the killer was Billy Conner-Ferguson, according to the documents. Conner-Ferguson was located around 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of Ella Street, not far from the murder scene.

Police say Conner-Ferguson confessed to killing Garnett.

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