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News Release
Update: Riddle Death Investigation - 08/06/19

UPDATE 08/06/2019 10:45 PM

RIDDLE, Ore. - Detectives have concluded their preliminary investigation into the death of a man reported on Tuesday August 6, 2019, in the 3000-block of Glenbrook Loop Road in Riddle. Detectives have determined the deceased male, 43 year-old Anthony Martin Malatino of Glendale, died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

No additional information is expected to be released. 

Next of kin has been notified. 


ORIGINAL RELEASE 08/06/2019 11:08 AM

RIDDLE, Ore. - The Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation in the 3000-block of Glenbrook Loop Road. 

At 7:41 am, dispatchers received a report of a possible medical aid. Deputies responded along with officers from Myrtle Creek Police Department at Oregon State Police and found a male subject deceased outside of the home. Detectives and the Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office are currently on scene conducting an investigation into the nature of the death.

"It is too early in the investigation to determine if the death is the result of violence or suicide," said Sgt. Brad O'Dell. "We do not believe there is an ongoing risk to public safety," O'Dell added. 

Anyone with information which may assist in the investigation is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 541-440-4458.

Case #19-3616 

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