Sheriff: Investigation underway after body found inside burning car in Marion County

(Courtesy: Marion County Sheriff's Office)

MARION COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - A suspicious death investigation is underway after a body was found inside a burning car on Wednesday, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

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.

Detectives were called in to investigate the suspicious death.

The investigation is ongoing, and no additional information has been released at this time.

Anyone with information about the incident, or residents in the vicinity who may surveillance footage, is asked to call the sheriff's office tip line at 503-540-8079 or submit a tip at

The Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Oregon State Police, Silverton Fire District and Stayton Police Department assisted the Marion County Sheriff's Office in the investigation.

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If this had happened in Multnomah county, it would have been labeled as a smoking related death since the only place that you can smoke in public nowadays in in your vehicle. Hopefully Marion county law enforcement won't be stuck on stupid like what we have in the greater Multnomah county area.

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