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Second Suspect Arrested in Connection with Crescent City Murder

Oregon State Police say the second of three suspects has been arrested in connection with the death of a Crescent City man last June.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2018 5:24 PM
Updated: Jan. 10, 2018 5:24 PM

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore.-- Oregon State Police have arrested another murder suspect in the death of a Crescent City man.

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Last week, a grand jury indicted three people in the death of 22-year-old John Reitterer.

Reitterer was found in a shallow creek off Illinois River Road last June.

One of the suspects, 22-year-old Ryan Eldred, has been in Josephine County Jail since November.

Another suspect, 19-year-old Damian Atwood was arrested Tuesday.

"Our Criminal Investigation Detectives were in Josephine County following up on other cases." Said Oregon State Police sergeant Jeff Proulx. "They happened to spot Atwood as a passenger in a vehicle." Proulx went on to say Atwood jumped out of the vehicle as officers went to stop it. He said detectives chased him down and arrested him.

Police are still looking for the third suspect, 22-year-old Elizabeth Hudson, and ask anyone with information to call Oregon State Police.

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