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Oregon man arrested in connection with dead body found near burning trailer

An Oregon man is facing felony charges after he was arrested on suspicion of killing a woman found Friday in or near a burning trailer, KTVZ reported.

According to The Oregonian, emergency crews were called to the fire in Josephine County where they found the camper in flames and the dead body of an unnamed victim.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it spread to nearby structures and police began investigating.

KTVL reported that the local fire station was placed on lockdown while the initial investigation began.

Shortly after the incident, state police announced 24-year-old Murphy resident Troy Dawson was a person of interest, warning he could be armed with a gun.

As KATU noted, authorities included in their description of the suspect that he was last seen traveling on foot without shoes.

The bulletin reportedly paid off when authorities received a tip that Dawson had been spotted a few miles from the scene.

He was arrested Saturday morning and booked into Josephine County jail on one count each of first-degree murder and arson.

As of this writing, authorities have released few details about the victim, including a name and manner of death.

[Featured image: Oregon State Police]