UPDATE Victim name released - Homicide Investigation in Josephine County

Oregon State Police - 09/04/18 
The victim of the homicide has been identified as Jon Batters (70) of Grants Pass, OR.

Investigation is ongoing.

On August 29, 2018 at approximately 5:25 PM deputies from the Josephine County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of deceased male at a residence on Riverbanks Rd.  Upon arrival deputies located the body of an adult male at the residence.  Josephine County requested a Major Crimes Team activation and the Oregon State Police was assigned to lead the investigation.

Investigation is continuing and no further information will be released at this time.