Marion County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Suspicious Death Following Car Fire

Posted on April 22, 2021

News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office
 April 22nd, 2021 10:05 AM

On April 21st, 2021, at approximately 10:41 p.m., an off-duty firefighter reported a car fire on Sunnyview Road NE near Hibbard Rd NE in rural Marion County.  While firefighters worked to put out the car fire they a found a person deceased inside the vehicle.

Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called in to investigate the suspicious death.  The victim has not yet been identified.  The investigation is still in preliminary stages, no additional information is available for release at time.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about this incident, or residents in the vicinity who may have surveillance footage, to call the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at (503) 540-8079 or submit a tip online at

The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted in this investigation by the Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Oregon State Police, Silverton Fire District, and Stayton Police Department.

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