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Josephine County murder suspect arrested

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office arrested a murder suspect Thursday in connection with two bodies found inside a burned vehicle late last month near Selma.

Harley Boitz, 26, was arrested during a traffic stop on Laurel Road in Cave Junction at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release.

He is in the Josephine County Jail without bail on charges of murder, arson, abuse of a corpse, felon in possession of a firearm, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, according to the jail website.

Police found the remains of Daniel Thomas Hill, 24, and Paul Martin Folk, 26, inside a burned vehicle about six miles up McMullen Creek Road, outside Selma.

The fire was reported at 12:50 p.m. March 24. Crews could not extinguish the blaze because of the remote location, and police found the bodies inside the destroyed vehicle when the flames died down.

Grants Pass police had taken a missing persons report about Folk prior to the fire.