MERLIN, Oregon — A domestic disturbance that occured last night around 11:00 p.m. in Josephine County led Oregon State Police troopers to what they believe to be the scene of a murder-suicide. The dead man and his ex-girlfriend were discovered in the Merlin area.
Troopers located a passenger van in the driveway and the female operator was deceased. Approximately one mile from this scene a second vehicle was located and the male driver was pronounced deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. The investigation has determined that the male had confronted the female, killing her and then took his own life.
The names will be released at a later time once the families have been notified. No other information is available at this time.