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News Release
Homicide Investigation - 05/09/21

INCIDENT DATE AND TIME:  May 9, 2021 at 12:01 AM 

INCIDENT LOCATION:  1300 Block of Rockydale Road, Cave Junction

REPORTING DEPUTY:  Undersheriff Travis Snyder

ARRESTED:  Trenton Cole Kepple, 27 year-old-male 


On Sunday, May 9, 2021 at approximately 12:01 AM Deputies from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported shooting incident in the 1300 block of Rockydale road in Cave Junction, OR.  Information reported to Deputies was that a person had been shot at a concert.  Upon arrival, a deceased person was located at the concert. 

Detectives from the Oregon State Police responded to the Sheriff’s Office request for investigative assistance with this incident.  The above listed subject was arrested by Oregon State Police for the charges of 1st Degree Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  The name of the victim will not be released at this time.  Oregon State Police personnel along with Sheriff’s Office personnel continue to investigate this incident. 

No other details are available at this time.  

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