Salem Police Officers Responding to CPR Call, Arrive to Find One Female Deceased

Posted on September 21, 2023

Salem Police Department – 09/20/23 10:59 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

DATE: September 20, 2023

CONTACT:     Salem Police Communications Office | spdmedia@cityofsalem.net

Officers responding to CPR call, arrive to find one female deceased 

Suspect in custody

Update: 09/20/2023 | 1:30 p.m.

Please note: Raul Scotte Martinez is 23 years of age, not 22 as previously published.

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Update: 09/20/2023 | 11:00 a.m.

Salem, Ore. — A suspect in the death investigation of Janet Ramos-Hernandez of Gresham is now in custody.

Raul Scotte Martinez, age 22 of Woodburn, surrendered to authorities yesterday evening, September 19. He is now in custody at the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

  • Murder, second degree
  • Felon in possession of a weapon

Over the last several weeks, detectives from the Salem Police Violent Crimes Unit worked all available leads and served several warrants as part of this investigation which pointed to Martinez as involved in the incident.

Martinez will be arraigned at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex today at 2:30 p.m. on the listed charges.

Any further media inquiries into this investigation should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

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Officers responding to CPR call, arrive to find one female deceased

Victim identified; incident being investigated as homicide

Update 8/21/2023 | 9:08 a.m. 

Salem, Ore. — Investigators who responded to the Shilo Inn on 08/19/2023, were able to identify the victim in this case as 22-year-old Janet Ramos-Hernandez, from Gresham, Oregon. The case is being investigated as a homicide at this time, the investigation is ongoing, and additional updates will be provided when more information is available for release.

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Officers responding to CPR call, arrive to find one female deceased

Originally published 08/19/2023 | 4:08 p.m.

Salem, Ore. — On 08/19/23 at 6:35 am, officers responded to a call at 3304 Market Street NE. When officers arrived, they found a female in her 20’s deceased. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Section were called to continue the investigation. The name of the victim is not being released at this time. The investigation is ongoing, and additional updates will be provided when more information is available for release.

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