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Witness warrant obtained for nephew of Coos Bay homicide victim

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Lucas Mark Perkins (Photo released by Coos County District Attorney's Office) Lucas Mark Perkins (Photo released by Coos County District Attorney's Office)
Surveillance image of Richard Perkins' car at Walmart in Coos Bay on Friday.  (Photo released by Coos County District Attorney's Office) Surveillance image of Richard Perkins' car at Walmart in Coos Bay on Friday. (Photo released by Coos County District Attorney's Office)
COOS BAY, OR (KPTV) -

Investigators have obtained a material witness warrant for the nephew of a man who was killed in Coos Bay.

Police are searching for 36-year-old Lucas Mark Perkins. He has been named a person of interest in the homicide investigation of his uncle, 64-year-old Richard Perkins.

Richard Perkins was found dead in the front yard of his home on the 63000 block of Ross Inlet Road at 10 a.m. Sunday. An autopsy determined he died of blunt force trauma to the head. 

Detectives believe Richard Perkins died sometime between Friday and Sunday and he was bludgeoned to death with a blunt object. 

His car was seen at Walmart in Coos Bay on Friday. Police released a surveillance image of the gray or silver 2012 Mazda MZ3 four-door hatchback with Oregon plates 401FXN on Tuesday.

Police believe Lucas Perkins may be driving the car. He lived with his uncle in Coos Bay.

Investigators said Lucas Perkins has relatives or associates in Salem and Bonney Lake, Washington. On Tuesday, investigators said he was believed to be in the Seattle area. 

Anyone who sees Lucas Perkins is advised not to contact him, but to call police.

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