On October 17, 2017, at approximately 5:45 PM, the Harney County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check at 330 W Hayes Burns, Oregon 97720.

The preliminary investigation indicates Albert Deiter, age 59 from Burns, had died of what is believed to be under suspicious circumstances. A person of interest was identified as Shelly Hubeek, age 53 of Burns, Oregon.

The Harney County Major Crimes Team is currently conducting an investigation into the death of Deiter. As part of this investigation, the Harney County Major Crimes Team is currently interested in information concerning Hubeek. It is believed that she was recently in and around the Bend area. Persons who saw or had contact with Hubeek in the Bend area are asked to call Harney County Dispatch at (541) 573-6028.

The Harney County Major Crimes Team is continuing this investigation and no further information will be released at this time in order to maintain the integrity of the investigation. The Harney County Major Crimes Team is composed of the Burns Police Department, the Hines Police Department, the Harney County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon State Police, and the Harney County District Attorney’s Office.