Shooting death prompts homicide investigation

CAVE JUNCTION — A woman was found shot to death in her motor home in the 200 block of Aries Lane Thursday night.

Neighbors called the Josephine County Sheriff's Department at about 9:15 p.m. Thursday to report finding Shelley Marie Croft, 38, unconscious on the floor. Deputies and emergency medical crews responded and pronounced Croft dead with a gunshot wound to her chest.

Neighbors told investigators that Croft lived alone in the recreational vehicle. They said they heard someone yelling for help and went to check on her, but she was already dead.

An autopsy will be done next week, said officials, who called the shooting a homicide. Anyone with information about the case can call the sheriff's department's major crime unit at 474-5153 or the department's confidential tip line at 474-5160.

— Anita Burke

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