Death Investigation near downtown Medford

This story has been updated:

MEDFORD, Ore. – Police have identified the suspect arrested in connection with a homicide at a Medford motel.

The Medford Police Departments said at 4:38 a.m. on May 3, they responded to a possible disturbance at the Tiki Lodge Motel near downtown Medford.

When officers arrived, they tried to enter room number 111. Nobody responded, so they forced entry as they heard someone escaping through a back bathroom window.

Inside the room, officers found a dead woman with evidence of a violent struggle. The woman was later identified as 23-year-old Sierra Bree Clemens from Grass Valley, California.

After more officers arrived at the scene, they were able to locate a man hiding behind a dumpster at a business in the 500 block of North Bartlett Street. He was arrested with the aid of a police K9.

The man was later identified as Justin Lee Graham-Yaeger. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on one charge of murder.

Detectives said they don’t believe any suspects are still on the loose.

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