April 16, 2021

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Medford Police arrests suspect in Greenway murder situation

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Law enforcement Department says it has arrested a suspect in the murder of 46-calendar year-previous Aaron Mather, whose entire body was found on the Bear Creek Greenway around Railroad Park past week.

In accordance to the agency, detectives created 43-12 months-old Richard Kemo John Corridor as a particular person of curiosity in Mather’s dying throughout the program of the homicide investigation. Detectives learned that Hall may have been camping in the area wherever Mather’s entire body was found, MPD explained.

Detectives observed Corridor going for walks on foot together the Greenway north of Railroad Park soon right before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. MPD claimed that Corridor experimented with to operate absent, but officers caught up with him soon after a limited chase on foot.


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Officers at first arrested Hall on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear on an primary Trespassing charge though continuing the murder investigation. He was interviewed the very same day, and lodged in jail on the warrant.

“Detectives ongoing the investigation and made further more evidence on Hall, ensuing in criminal expenses,” MPD reported. “The investigators consider Hall was an acquaintance of the victim, Mather, and designed a approach to murder him for reasons not staying disclosed.”

In accordance to MPD, Corridor struck Mather in the head with a weapon “very similar to an axe,” killing him. The agency explained that then Hall dragged the entire body to an place close by, burying Mather with grime and logs. Investigators are nonetheless making an attempt to pin down the exact day and time of dying.

Corridor was charged with Murder and Abuse of a Corpse in the 2nd Degree on the evening of April 1. He is remaining held in the Jackson County Jail devoid of bail.