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Fatal fire in Reedsport under investigation

Anyone with information is urged to contact OSP.

Posted: Apr 16, 2020 6:22 PM

REEDSPORT, Ore. – Investigators are looking into a fatal fire in Reedsport Sunday.

Oregon State Police said dispatchers learned of a fire at 830 Myrtle Avenue on April 12.

Reedsport’s fire and police departments responded and learned that an individual was still inside.

Officers found Joseph Shoemaker, 68, dead inside the home.

The other residents escaped the fire.

Douglas County Major Crimes Team is investigating, with OSP assigned as the lead agency.

Anyone with information should contact OSP at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP referencing case # SP20099760 and Detective Brian Jewell.

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