UPDATE: Oregon State Police say the suspect has died. He was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said a man they were seeking Sunday as part of a death investigation near Redmond has been located and is “of no further interest.”
DCSO sent out an alert Sunday morning just after 10:00 a.m. that they were investigating a death and were advising people in the 5000 block of SW Young Avenue to lock their houses, outbuildings an vehicles as a precaution.
That address is just of Highway 97 near the Bell-Air Motel. Some lanes of traffic were being blocked.
DCSO did not provide any specifics about the person who died other than they are an adult male. They also did not provide specifics about how the person died.
A few hours later, the sheriff’s office identified a man they were looking for in the investigation. They described him as a person of interest.
Then, around 5:15 p.m., DCSO put out another update saying the man was located and was “of no further interest.”
When asked by Central Oregon Daily News to clarify whether they were still looking at the man as part of the investigation, the sheriff’s office said “we have located him.”
DCSO said Oregon State Police will provide updates on the investigation going forward.