Oregon State Police and Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office Requesting Help in Identifying Male Discovered Deceased in 2016

Posted on July 10, 2023

On July 22, 2016, the body of an unknown male individual was found deceased under the Marion Street Bridge in Salem, Oregon.  The individual was wearing a short-sleeved dress shirt and blue denim jeans.  He appeared to have brown hair with some gray, and was between 35 and 65 years old at the time of death.  The identity of this individual has never been confirmed, and almost 7 years have passed without any substantial leads regarding his identity. His profile has been uploaded into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System under NamUs UP#16050.

OSP has partnered with Parabon NanoLabs to perform innovative DNA analysis on this case. Based on genetic information, his eye color and hair color are brown, and his skin color is light brown. Additional results show this male to have genetic ancestry common in Central and South American Latino individuals. He is likely from Central Mexico and very likely to have close family in or near Las Ranas, Michoacan.

Do you know of, or have family members in Las Ranas? Can you recall a known Hispanic male individual disappearing in the summer of 2016 who meets this description and has not been heard from in 7 years?  If so, please contact the Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office at 1-503-580-9471 to report information that may help identify this man.

Information can also be e-mailed to anderson@co.marion.or.us“>Randerson@co.marion.or.us

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