Murder investigation underway in Coos Bay

Kevin Lee Yates was taken into custody and is in the Coos County Jail. He's facing a second-degree murder charge.

Posted: Apr 11, 2021 1:49 AM
Updated: Apr 11, 2021 9:56 AM

COOS BAY, Ore. -- The Coos County Sheriff’s Office is leading a homicide investigation, after a 911 call came in indicating a woman had been killed at 90845 Robertson Lane in Coos Bay.

The call came in on Saturday around 7:22 p.m.

When officials arrived on scene, they found deceased North Bend resident 89-year-old Teclutsa Margaret “Margie” Sause.

She was found at the residence of her 32-year-old grandson Kevin Lee Yates.

Officials say the cause of death appears to be homicidal violence and is being investigated as a homicide.

Yates was taken into custody and is in the Coos County Jail on a charge of second-degree murder.

If you have information about this case, you are asked to contact the Coos County Sheriff’s Office.

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