Oregon State Police, with the assistance of other local and federal agencies, is actively searching for a murder suspect Wednesday in a remote wooded area of southeast Josephine County just north of the Oregon/California border. OSP is urging the public to not contact the wanted person if they see him and to call OSP or 9-1-1.
Daniel Joseph Martinson, age 44, has a felony warrant issued for his arrest for Murder in a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction. The current search area is near Page Mountain Sno-Park in the southeast corner of Josephine County. There are some homes in this remote area. Martinson was spotted several times last night and this morning and has eluded officers on a motorcycle on several remote paved and dirt roads. The motorcycle is described as back in color with a red tank.
Martinson was last seen this morning wearing full camouflage clothing and has shaved his head. He is described as a white male, 5'6", and 155 pounds. He is missing a front tooth and has a tattoo on his back of a pit bull dog with the word "Outlaw" underneath.
Martinson is considered armed and dangerous. OSP troopers from several Department divisions are involved in the search with support from other agencies on the ground and in the air including California Highway Patrol, Del Norte County, California Sheriff's Office, and US Marshals Service.
Anyone with information regarding his location is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4600 or 9-1-1.