The body of Gold Beach resident Leslie Main, missing for nearly two weeks after she walked away from an Ophir campground, was discovered in a vacant house on private propertyTuesday, her death apparently caused by a combination of natural causes and exposure, authorities said today (Nov. 14)
The following report was issued by the Curry County Sheriff's Office:
On November 13, 2012, at about 2:52pm, a representative from Ultimate Coastal
Properties of Gold Beach, Or., contacted the Curry County Sheriff's Office to report
finding a deceased person on some property located on Miller Drive, north of Gold
Beach. The reporting party told the Sheriff's Office they were there to check on the
property that is for sale. The property on Miller Lane is completely surrounded by a six
foot wire fence with barbed wire, and locked coded gate access only. Deputies responded
to the property and found the remains of who they believe is reported missing person,
47 year old Leslie Main of Gold Beach, Or. It is believed that Main somehow squeezed
through the gate area prior to the day she was reported missing and once inside died of a
combination of natural causes and exposure.
Leslie Main was reported missing on October 30, 2012 from her residence located at the
Honey Bear R.V. and Campground, about ten miles north of Gold Beach, Or, which is
about a half mile from where Main was eventually found. Sheriff's Deputies investigated
the missing person complaint and Search and Rescue spent several days searching the
area without success. Search dogs were also used on follow-up searches days later.
The Curry County District Attorney authorized the release of Leslie Main to Redwood
Memorial. The Curry County Medical Examiner was notified and an autopsy is
expected. The next of kin has been notified and the Curry County Sheriff's Office is
continuing the investigation.