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Investigators seek cause of Salem man's death


December 6, 2017

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a Salem man who was found deceased in his vehicle Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 29.

Undersheriff Jim Yon said deputies responded to a male found deceased in his vehicle on a logging road off of Brush Creek Road, south of Sweet Home. At 2:16 p.m., the Linn County 9-1-1 Center received a call reporting a vehicle had appeared to have crashed and a deceased male was inside.

Deputies confirmed there was a deceased male inside a 2012 Dodge pickup and determined it as not a crash, Yon said.

The dead man, identified as Joseph Baker, 37,...

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