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Autopsies Confirm Three Deaths In North Bend Were All Homicides

David Von Diemar

It’s now confirmed that three deaths in North Bend last week are all homicides, according to authorities.


The Coos County DA’s office has released autopsy results for two men and one woman, after suspect Oen Nicholson fled the area Friday. 

Nicholson’s father, 83 year-old Charles Simms Nicholson, died from sharp force injuries to his neck, chest, and stomach. Authorities believe the junior Nicholson stole his truck, then ran over 74-year-old Anthony Oyster and his wife, 73-year-old Linda Oyster, in the Mills Casino RV Park area.

Anthony Oyster died from massive internal injuries.  His wife remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Results also show that 47 year-old Jennifer Davidson, found dead at a local marijuana dispensary, died from multiple bullet wounds in the stomach and chest.

Oen Nicholson remains held by police in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s not known when he will be extradited back to Oregon.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.