'Secret Witness' reward offered in homicide case

Pictured is Spencer Hodgson, 31, who was found dead in the Klamath River area of Siskiyou County early April. (Courtesy Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office)

The investigation into the death of a man who was discovered in a ravine in the Klamath River area on April 8th continues.

On Tuesday, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office released an update outlining a $7,500 reward offered to any "secret witness" in the case. The funds may be awarded to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and convictions of the suspect, or suspects, in the homicide investigation.

An autopsy on the victim, now identified as Spencer Richard Hodgson, 31, on April 10th confirmed that he died from gunshot wounds, and law enforcement classified his death as a homicide.

In an April 19th update, the SCSO said their investigation was gaining momentum after they recovered the victim's car and dog, and had issued search warrants from additional leads. While authorities are still conducting interviews, they say that "the reward has been offered to motivate anyone out there with information about the case to contact SCSO investigators. Virtually any information could be important to the case."

In today's statement, the SCSO also released the first picture of the victim, Hodgson.

“This case is still under intense investigation," said Sheriff Jon Lopey. "Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center ‘tip line’ at (530) 842-8316.”


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