Third suspect arrested in Douglas County murder investigation

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore, – A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a Douglas County murder.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in mid-August, detectives started investigating the disappearance of 41-year-old James Leroy Hood of Camas Valley. The last known sighting of Hood was on March 11, 2021.

After conducting interviews, police learned he had been murdered in a barn near Winston. His body was reportedly still on the property.

On August 17, police searched the location and found Hood’s remains.

Further investigation led to the arrest of 35-year-old Ashley Tyshanne Reynolds of Roseburg and 33-year-old William Levi McClure of Winston. They were lodged in the Douglas County Jail on August 25.

During the investigation, deputies identified 40-year-old Dustan Allan Conn of Roseburg as a person of interest in the case.

On September 1, Conn was arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail for second-degree murder.

No further information was provided by deputies.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 541-440-4458.

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