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Tentative Identity Of Human Remains Released
26-year-old Keith Callaway

(Courtesy article -The Curry Coastal Pilot) 

By Scott Graves, Pilot staff writer 
October 30, 2014 03:46 pm

1Authorities announced today that identification found with the skeletal human remains discovered Sunday in the woods east of Brookings was that of 26-year-old Keith Callaway.

The Curry County medical examiner is scheduled to do an autopsy of the remains to help confirm the identity and determine the cause of death, said Curry County Sheriff John Ward.

Callaway’s last known address was in Brookings. His family has been notified of the investigation, Ward said.

In May of this year, Brookings Police Department received a call from Callaway’s landlord for a welfare check. At the time, there was not enough information for authorities to list Callaway as a missing person, Ward said. The police department issued an all-points bulletin to authorities throughout the western states to be on the lookout for Callaway.

The Curry County Sheriff’s Office and the Brookings Police Department are continuing the investigation and are asking the public for any information that may help in this case. The Sheriff’s number is 541-247-3242; the Brookings Police Department’s number is 541-469-3118.

The human remains were discovered near the Chetco River’s Steel Bridge by a mushroom picker from Klamath Falls. The body, along clothing, a backpack and a bicycle, was found about 600 yards from a dirt road.

A Sheriff’s deputy and several search and rescue members met the mushroom picker at Loeb State Park on North Bank Chetco River and he led officials back to where he found the body, Ward said.

The Sheriff’s deputy confirmed the remains were human and transported the body to Redwood Memorial Chapel in Brookings

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Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office: Missing 19 yo Female with Downs Syndrome. Last seen in the 38500 block of Redwood Hwy near O'Brien at 9:30am this morning. Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue are en route. If you have any information on this missing child call 911 to speak to the Sheriff's Office. Description: 5'4" tall, 120 lbs, Brown Hair (french braided), Brown Eyes, Light skin. Last seen wearing Jeans, hunter green colored sweatshirt.

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Suspect Arrested in Burglary

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on burglary charges. Jarrod Garwood, 32, of Rogue River, was arrested after a search warrant was served at his residence in the 5,000 block of East Evans Creek Road. During the search, numerous stolen items were located, as well as drugs and several firearms. Garwood is suspected of burglarizing a home in the 9,000 block of West Evans Creek Road, in Rogue River. Garwood was arrested and lodged at the Jackson County Jail. He is charged with Burglary I, Burglary II, Theft II, Theft III, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The investigation into the burglary is ongoing.

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Rogue River Homecoming is a Hit

Seniors Cody Wright and Sam Krusemark were named Homecoming King and Queen during half time of the Rogue RiverJunior/Senior High School Homecoming football game on Fri., Oct. 24, the high point of a great week of Homecoming activities. As usual, each day hada theme. Monday, Oct. 20 was "'Murica Day"; Tues.,Oct. 21 was "Disney Day"; Wed., Oct. 22 was "Hipsters vs. Bros."; Thurs., Oct. 23,was Pirate Day, and Fri.,Oct. 24, was, of course (Subscribe for full story)

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EVFD Gets New Water Tender

The Evans Valley Fire District #6 (EVFD #6) has a new addition to its fleet. According to Fire Chief William Fuller, EVFD #6 now has a 22,000-gallon water tender, suited for wildland fires and even support fire-suppression on structure fires. Fuller said the truck was purchased a few months ago and transported from Stockton, Calif. Sincethen, Fuller and his staff have been working on the vehicle, making it ready for (Subscribe for full story)

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Ghosts Haunt Gold Hill Again

Once again, ghostsroam Gold Hill. For more than 11 years now, the Gold Hill Historical Society (GHHS) has been scaring hundreds of people– all in the name of fundraising and keeping the group and its projects going. Every October, GHHS president Janet Sessions and several volunteers turn the Beeman-Martin House, which houses the museum, into a haunted house with a ghoul-filled graveyard. Volunteers turn the museum into a house of horrors, a maze of black plastic walls, with cobwebs, fake spiders and rats, and hidden alcoves for costumed (Subscribe for full story)