DATE: March 25, 2011
Cave Junction, OR — At 8:20 this morning, Frank Wilson’s family found him in the front yard, dead from a single, self-inflicted bullet wound in his chest. His gun was found lying nearby.
By 8:26 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies and detectives began arriving on scene to investigate.
Wilson told his family he was going outside to start the car to go to court. He was the defendant in a sex abuse case reported to and investigated by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office in June 2009 (Reference Case #2009-6141).
The 2009 case involved a female victim allegedly abused by the defendant when she was between the ages of five and 13. For further details on the case or the trial, contact the District Attorney at 541-474-5200.
This current case has been referred to the District Medical Examiner for evaluation.