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Coquille Homicide Investigation

Oregon State Police work June 23 at a Coquille home where a body was found June 23 after another man was found severely beaten nearby earlier that the morning.

COQUILLE — A suspect in the murder of a Coquille man on June 23 was indicted Friday by a Coos County Grand Jury on murder and first-degree assault charges.

According to a press release from Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier, Manuel Daniel Delgado, 34, of Coquille, was indicted on count one of the intentional murder of Gregory Scott Durham, 51, of Coquille. Count two alleges first-degree assault for the attack on 46-year-old Michael Lucas, of Coquille. Lucas was found in the street in the 600 block South East Third Avenue in Coquille. The assault led to a police search of 618 South East Third Avenue where Durham was found. 

An autopsy on Durham conducted Thursday, revealed Durham died of extreme blood loss due to multiple stab wounds to Durham's head and upper neck, according to Frasier.

Delgado is expected to be arraigned on the indictment Monday at 8:30 a.m. in Coos County Circuit Court. No other information is available at this time.

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