Man found dead from gunshot to head; police seek witness

Man found dead from gunshot to head; police seek witness
Juan Martin Hernandez (left) and a man police want to speak to about what happened Friday night and Saturday morning.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. - A gunshot wound to the head killed a man found dead behind a store early Saturday morning, police here said.

So far, authorities have only described the death as suspicious.

Investigators want to talk to a man seen earlier in the night at a bar with the victim.

Anyone who recognizes either the victim or the possible witness is asked to call the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety at (541) 450-6260.

Officers responded to the 800 Block of Fruitdale Drive just after 2 a.m. Saturday. They found 37-year-old Juan Martin Hernandez of Grants Pass dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the head, police said.

Investigators determined Hernandez had left a bar on foot about a 5 minute walk away from where his body was found.

Police released a photograph of Hernandez and another of a man who may have been with Hernandez at the bar earlier in the evening.