Salem police investigate 2 deaths



SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police say a man has been found dead on a Salem street, and another person has been killed in a nearby house fire.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports ( the police are treating the two deaths for the time being as separate investigations.

A delivery driver found the man’s body on a street in northeast Salem about 4:20 a.m. Police say they don’t know the cause of his death.

A neighbor at the house a few blocks away told the paper he awoke about 5:30 a.m. to the sight of black smoke pouring out of the building and “people screaming and yelling.”

Salem police Lt. Dave Okada confirmed that one person died in the house fire.


Information from: Statesman Journal,