Reedsport Faces Economic Challenges

REEDSPORT, Ore. — The years have taken a toll on one coastal community in Oregon, but many in Reedsport are hopeful they can bounce back after a population decline over the last couple of decades. It all started back in 1999 when the International Paper Mill in Gardiner closed, taking with it nearly 1,000 jobs. … Continue reading »

Man Dies in Crash South of Reedsport

REEDSPORT, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating a crash that killed a Lakeside man on Highway 101 south of Reedsport Monday afternoon. Police say Bruce Norman Ashton, 68, was driving near milepost 220 between Kendall Estates Lane and Wildwood Road when his Chevrolet Avalanche traveled off the highway and crashed into some trees. He … Continue reading »

Reedsport Police Chief Dies Unexpectedly

REEDSPORT, Ore. — Reedsport Police Chief Mark Fandrey died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon. Chief Fandrey was on vacation with his family in Elkton over the weekend. His family found him unresponsive after he had gone to lie down after not feeling well. Douglas County Sheriff Department representatives have ruled out foul play, but the cause of … Continue reading »

Oregon Coast Homicide Suspect Named

REEDSPORT, Ore. — Investigators now have a primary suspect in last weekend’s Reedsport homicide. That suspect is the same man accused of going on a violent crime spree this week in the San Francisco Bay area. While the connection is still unclear, Wednesday afternoon the Douglas County Major Crimes Team announced it suspects that 30-year-old … Continue reading »

Police Identify Homicide Suspect

REEDSPORT, Ore. — Investigators have identified the suspect in connection to a homicide investigation south of Reedsport. The body of a woman was found at the Winchester Wayfinding Point. Investigators are awaiting confirmation on her identity from the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office. Oregon State Police says 30-year-old Jeffrey Griffin Boyce, of North Bend, was … Continue reading »

Homicide Investigation Needs Public Help

REEDSPORT, Ore. — The Douglas County Major Crime Team is continuing its investigation into a homicide Sunday morning. Around 8:20 a.m. a couple was walking in the Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point area, along Highway 101, when they discovered a body of an adult female. The couple called the police. Emergency personnel from several law enforcement … Continue reading »