Missing Myrtle Creek man found deceased, car burned outside of Riddle

Pictured is Justin Bibow's DMV photo. (Courtesy Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

A missing Myrtle Creek man has been found deceased, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reports.

A Dodge pickup was found, burned, approximately six miles up West Fork Cow Creek Road, outside of Riddle, Oregon late yesterday morning.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputies have determined the car belongs to Justin Bibow, who was last seen by friends and family on March 10th, and reported as a missing person on March 12th.

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After searching the area, authorities discovered Bibow, who was found deceased "away from the vehicle." Next of kin has been notified.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office is continuing its investigation into his death. Authorities say that foul play does not appear to be a factor.

Bibow was a captain in the Riddle Fire Protection District. He served for 15 years as a volunteer firefighter, according to the Riddle Fire District, starting with the Tri-City Rural Fire Protect District, and most recently with the Riddle Fire Protection District where he served as Fire Captain. Bibow was also a member of the South County Rescue Team.

"Our deepest condolences and sympathy goes out to all his family and friends," said Chief Devin Loughridge of Riddle Fire District. "The Riddle Fire Protection District would like to thank everyone that put their time and effort into locating Justin. At this time, the Riddle Fire Protection District asks for privacy as our firefighters work through this tragic loss."

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