Murder suspect caught wearing loin cloth, tree-branch crown

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. - A man wanted for murder who had escaped capture clad in camouflage aboard a motorcycle in a remote wooded section of southern Oregon was taken into custoy as he walked barefoot in a loin cloth from a food bank Wednesday morning.

A citizen called 911 just after 9 a.m. Wednesday to report seeing Daniel Joseph Martinson, 44, in Cave Junction.

Oregon State Police detectives in the area took Martinson into custody 10 minutes later near a public park.

Martinson was wearing a loin cloth or skirt and a crown of tree branches, carrying a box of food he had just picked up at a local food bank.

State police, US Marshals and law enforcement agencies in southern Oregon and northern California have been on the lookout for Martinson since a court issued a warrant charging him with murder in the November 2013 death of a man in Cave Junction.

A manhunt last week in a wooded area just southeast of Medford failed to capture a camo-clad Martinson, who fled police aboard a black and red motorcycle.

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