Suspect in Murder of Roseburg Woman Arrested and Charged

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is investigating the homicide of a Roseburg woman who died Sunday in the Green District.

On Sunday, April 30 around 2:30 p.m., 9-1-1 dispatchers were notified of a reported homicide at a residence in the 4000-block of Carnes Road in the Green District. Deputies responded along with officers from the Winston and Roseburg Police Departments. Deputies detained a man at the scene, later identified as 45-year-old William James Tiemann of Roseburg. Upon entering the residence, deputies located 52-year-old Roseburg resident Tonya Cathleen Ball, who had suffered fatal injuries.

Tiemann was later booked into the Douglas County Jail on a charge of Second-Degree Murder.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is investigating the homicide, with the Sheriff’s Office assigned as the lead investigating agency. The Douglas County Major Crimes Team consists of investigators from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Roseburg Police Department and Oregon State Police working in consultation with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing, and no additional details are expected to be released at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact investigators at 541-440-4458 referencing Case #23-1571.

A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and a suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Source: DCSO

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