Siuslaw Fire Department personnel were called to a report of a burning car just off Highway 101, eleven miles north of Florence last night. OSP say when firefighters put the fire out they discovered a male body inside. It was later determined to be that of Jude Mahaffy, 22, of Portland. Mahaffy’s Facebook page reveals he was born and raised in Eugene and later moved to Portland where he pursued a career as a licensed massage therapist.
Oregon State Police detectives and investigators from the Lane County District Attorney’s Office are investigating Mahaffy’s death as suspicious. More details when they’re released.