Daniel Joseph Martinson frequents Cave Jct., considered armed and dangerous
Oregon State Police is asking for the public's help to locate a 44-year-old Josephine County man wanted on suspicion of murder in connection with a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction.
OSP detectives started handing out informational fliers in southern Josephine County on Wednesday to help alert area citizens as they look for the wanted man.
Daniel Joseph Martinson, 44, has a felony warrant issued for the death of Aaron Lee Clouser, 39, of Cave Junction, whose body was found on a street in Cave Junction on Nov. 5.
OSP described Martinson as a white male, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 155 pounds. Officials believe Martinson may have shaved his head and might not have facial hair as shown in the photograph OSP is distributing. Martinson is missing a front tooth and has a tattoo on his back of a pit bull dog with the word "outlaw" underneath, OSP said.
Martinson is known to frequent the Illinois Valley area
around Cave Junction, Selma and Kerby in Josephine County and is
considered armed and dangerous, OSP said.
On Nov. 5, 2013, at
approximately 10:30 p.m., a report was received of a man lying in the
road in the 200 block of W. Millie Street in Cave Junction. The deceased
man was later identified as Clouser, and his death was determined to be
a homicide. The cause of the death is not being released until
approved by the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.
News of Medford reported that Clouser had just moved back to Cave
Junction and had started live sober to get his life back on track.
Criminal Investigations Division detectives have been investigating the
homicide with the assistance of the Josephine County District
Attorney's Office, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Josephine
County Parole and Probation.
Anyone with information regarding
his location is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at
541-664-4600 or 911. Information can also be emailed to
Tips can be submitted anonymously, but
OSP encourages those providing the information to include contact
information for follow-up questioning with investigators, if needed.