Victims in Wimer double homicide were father and son
The two men shot to death on acreage outside Rogue River were a father and adult son from Northern California.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office identified the men killed Wednesday afternoon in the 15000 block of East Evans Creek Road in the Wimer area were identified Saturday as Shane Heiwa Roork, 35, of the Ukiah, California area and Duane Allen Roork, 58, of the Willits, California area, according to a release issued Saturday.
Suspect Joshua Robert Miller, 35, is in the Jackson County Jail on second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges accusing him of shooting the two men on his 30 acre property and attempting to kill a third person who ultimately got away.
Police have not identified the witness or any possible relationships to either Miller or the two Roork men; however, the sheriff’s office has stated previously that all parties knew each other.
Miller separately faces two counts of second degree abuse of a corpse charging him with moving the bodies to another part of the property half a mile away.
Sheriff’s deputies captured Miller before dawn Friday on a neighboring property following a manhunt in the Wimer area that lasted more than a day and a half.
As of Saturday, Miller was held in jail without bail.
Charges had not yet been filed in Jackson County Circuit Court in the homicide as of Saturday afternoon, records show. Court records also show no prior criminal history for Miller.