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Missing Sutherlin man’s body found

Written by on November 12, 2023

WILBUR, Ore. — The body of missing person, Billy Wayne Whitehead, has been located.

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, shortly before 9:30 p.m., 9-1-1 dispatchers received information that a deceased body was found in the area of Highway 99 near Wilbur Road.

Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed the presence of a deceased body, which was identified as 49-year-old Billy Wayne Whitehead of Sutherlin.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation alongside the Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Whitehead had previously been reported as a missing person to the Sutherlin Police Department on November 2, 2023.

Next of kin has been notified. 

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