Salem Police Dept. – 06/02/20 2:00 PM
On May 30th, 2020, at approximately 2:55 pm, Salem Police officers responded to a report of an unconscious male laying near the Safway store, located in the 1200 block of Center St NE. The caller told dispatch the male patient, just prior to losing consciousness, had been complaining of being assaulted the day before. When officers arrived they located the male patient, who was not breathing and not conscious. Officers administered narcan as a preventative measure and immediately began CPR. Medics were called and continued the life saving measures on scene. The male was ultimately pronounced deceased at the scene. Both the Marion County District Attorney’s Office and the Medical Examiner were contacted and advised of the death.
The medical examiner performed an autopsy and determined there were no signs of foul play. Results of a toxicology test are pending. The case is currently being investigated by the Medical Examiners office. Any further inquires can be directed to their office.