Police think anonymous letter writer has information about Huson murder

Medford police are seeking out an anonymous person who wrote the agency a letter shortly after the October murder of cab driver William "Huey" Huson.

"I can't comment on what the letter contains, but there's certainly information in the letter that leads us to believe the writer or the author has information on the case," said Lt. Mike Budreau. "We believe it was sent very shortly after the homicide occurred."

Budreau said the letter is "uniquely" written. It was written in pencil on ribbon paper like that used in cash registers to print receipts. The paper has pink ink on one side, which commonly signifies that the end of the roll is near. The envelope, addressed to the "Police Cheif" (sic), is made out of notebook paper and taped together. It is not signed, and there is no return address. (Correction: See below.)

"We really need to talk to this person and find out a little more information," Budreau said.

Huson's body was found in a field near Helo Drive off Vilas Road at 8:23 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. He was killed by a gunshot to the head. Police said Huson had picked up a fare at 10:41 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in front of Howiee's on Front. He reported he would be taking that fare to an unknown address on Vilas Road. The cab company dispatcher did not hear from him again and contacted police. (Correction: See below.)

Officers responded and found Huson's cab, parked and unoccupied, in a parking lot near Ninth and Almond streets at 5:02 a.m. Oct. 21. Later that morning they found Huson's body.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call 541-770-4783 or visit www.tipsubmit.com.

— Ryan Pfeil

Correction: Details about the letter and the paper it was written on have been corrected. The day of Huson's final fare has been updated in this story.

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