Update: Victim identified after body found inside burning car in rural Marion County

  • Source: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
  • Published: 04/28/2021 12:00 AM

Investigators are continuing to investigate a suspicious death following a car fire on Wednesday evening on Sunnyview Road east of Salem. At about 10:41 p.m., an off-duty firefighter reported a car fire on Sunnyview Road Northeast near Hibbard Road Northeast. While firefighters were extinguishing the car fire, they found a person dead inside, according to the sheriff's office. An autopsy was performed Friday at the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office and a final determination on the manner of death has not yet been made. Until a final determination has been made, investigators are treating this as a possible homicide. The victim has been identified as Juan Manuel Perez, 39, of Hillsboro.


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