Troy M. Dawson is in the Josephine County Jail on the alleged crimes of Murder in the first degree and Arson in the first degree. The identification of the victim is still pending next of kin notification and medical examiner confirmation.
The Oregon State Police and the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety are conducting a death and fire investigation at the 1500 block of Board Shanty Creek Road in Murphy, Oregon.
The person of interest is Troy M. Dawson (age 24 from Murphy, Oregon). Dawson was last seen, on foot, in the area of the investigation.