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      Man found dead from gunshot to head; police seek witness

      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.

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