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Nine years later, Medford cab driver's murder still unsolved

Cab driver William 'Huey' Huson was killed October 20 of 2012, apparently after picking up a patron from Howie's Bar in Medford.

Posted: Oct 21, 2021 10:13 AM
Updated: Oct 21, 2021 10:40 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — It's been nine years since 58-year-old Medford cab driver William "Huey" Huson was murdered while on the job, with no known suspect ever identified in the case.

On the night of Saturday, October 20 of 2012, Huson was driving his Valley Cab in Medford. It was his birthday, his wife Susan later said. According to Medford Police, Huson picked up a fare on N Front Street between Main and 6th Street just before 10:45 p.m., outside of what was then Howie's on Front.

Huson's cab was found abandoned early the next morning in a parking area at 9th Street and Almond Street. His body was found in a field along Helo Drive near Vilas Road.

Medford Police believes that the same person Huson picked up on Front Street shot and killed him, dropped his body, then drove the cab to where it was found the next morning. Huson had been shot in the head and robbed.

An approximate description of Huson's fare that night has been circulated by Medford Police in the years since. He was described as a white adult man, between 25 and 35 years old, around 6-foot 1-inches tall or slightly taller, weighing between 170 and 190 pounds, with acne or pockmarks on his face and no facial hair. He was wearing a black ball cap, black "Carhartt-style" coat, and jeans.

Anyone with a tip that could help to solve Huson's case can contact Medford Police dispatch at 541-774-2250.

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