Man found dead in northeast Salem Sunday

Police say there was no crime or foul play involved in the death of a man whose body was found along railroad tracks in northeast Salem Sunday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a caller reported to police they had found a man who appeared to be dead along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks closest to the intersection of Portland Road at Northeast Beach Avenue, the Salem Police Department said in a Tuesday afternoon news release.

Salem police arrived to find a man “slumped over” on a trail along the tracks, according to the statement. Detectives for the department’s violent crimes unit investigated the incident and determined “no foul play or criminal act was involved.”

The Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy.

Salem police said they would not release the name of the deceased man before his family is notified.

Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.

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Ardeshir Tabrizian has covered criminal justice and housing for Salem Reporter since September 2021. As an Oregon native, his award-winning watchdog journalism has traversed the state. He has done reporting for The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly and Malheur Enterprise.