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Police arrest wanted suspect Josephine County homicide

(Oregon State Police)

Oregon State Police have arrested Damian Atwood who was wanted in a California man's homicide that occurred last summer.

Atwood was lodged at the Josephine County Jail after a sheriff's deputy recognized him in the passenger seat of a vehicle in Cave Junction.

A vehicle pursuit, and then a foot chase broke out before he was arrested.

Police are still looking for Elizabeth Hudson -also believed to be involved in the death of John Reitterer.

On June 22nd, the body of 22-year-old John Reitterer was found in a shallow creek of Illinois River Road, near milepost 6. The death was determined to be a homicide.

In November, a Josephine County Grand Jury indicted 22-year-old Elizabeth Devine "Little Red" Hudson, 19-year-old Damian Lee "Bubba J" Atwood,19, and 22-year-old Ryan Michael Eldred. three people on murder charges.

Eldred was arrested and lodged into the Josephine County Jail on November 28th.


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