Dead body found in Bear Creek Thursday

MEDFORD, Ore.– Medford Police said a dead body was found floating in Bear Creek Thursday.

The body is described by police as a man in his 50’s, a spokesperson said police did not know him.

MPD said the body was found near the 100 block of Riverside Avenue.

Once the body was removed from Bear Creek, Medford Police said it did not find anything suspicious.

MPD is now waiting on the results of the autopsy to determine cause of death and notifying next of kin.

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Former NBC5 News reporter Derek Strom is from Renton, Washington. He recently graduated from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications at Washington State University with a degree in Broadcast News and a minor in Sports Management. He played in the drumline with the WSU marching band. These days, he plays the guitar and piano. Derek is a devoted fan of the Mariners, Seahawks, and Kraken.
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