Murder investigation underway after Azalea RV fire

Investigators urge anyone with video of the incident or information about what happened to come forward.

Posted: Aug 11, 2021 12:29 PM

AZALEA, Ore. – The two residents found dead after an RV fire in Azalea were murdered, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says.

Autopsies revealed that Brian Dean, 59, and Maureen Mathabel, 65, both of Azalea, died of homicidal violence.

The RV fire happened at about 4:30 a.m. on Friday at the Meadow Wood RV Park on Autumn Lane. Dean and Mathabel were found dead inside the trailer.

Authorities say the Douglas County Major Crimes Team is investigating the murders with the sherifff’s office the lead agency.

If you have any photos, videos or surveillance footage of the incident, detectives ask you to submit them to the public evidence portal HERE. If you have any information, contact investigators at 541-440-4458.

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