California woman killed in Oregon motel, man arrested

(Information from: Mail Tribune,

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a California woman found in a southern Oregon motel room has been ruled a homicide, and a man has been arrested.

The Mail Tribune reports police found the body of 23-year-old Sierra Bree Clemens of Grass Valley, California, and evidence of a “violent disturbance” Friday at the Tiki Lodge in Medford, Oregon.

Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau says police responding to reports of a disturbance forced their way into a room at about 4:38 a.m. after no one came to the door.

Budreau says officers heard someone leaving through the bathroom window.

Budreau says a Medford police dog found a man hiding in a dumpster nearby. The man was bitten by the dog and arrested.

Budreau says police do not believe there are other suspects.