BEND, Ore. — Authorities in Central Oregon identified a 51-year-old man as the victim in a Thanksgiving Day homicide.

Crook County Undersheriff James Savage says deputies found the body of Dennis Stewart after being asked to conduct a welfare check in Juniper Acres, an off-the-grid subdivision south of Prineville.

No arrest has been made, but Savage says a person of interest has been interviewed and there is no threat to the public. He declined to release more information.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.