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Detectives Investigating Human Remains Found in Northeast Salem **Final Update** (Photo) - 07/02/20

On June 10th, 2020, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 3600 block of 47th Avenue NE after a family residing in a duplex reported a foul odor coming from underneath the residence.  While investigating the odor, deputies located human remains in the crawl space.  Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office took over the investigation.

On June 12th, 2020, the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on the remains, determining the manner of death to have been homicide.  After initial efforts to identify the victim were unsuccessful, on June 24th, the Sheriff’s Office released a sketch of one of the victim’s tattoos in an effort to get the community’s help identifying the victim.  After receiving many tips from community members, the victim was positively identified as Josiah Bagnall, 18, of Salem.

Detectives continued to follow up on community tips and investigative leads, identifying Alexander Mosqueda-Rivera-Burdette, 18, as a suspect in Bagnall’s death.  Through the investigation, detectives learned Bagnall was killed in early 2020 at an apartment in the 4600 block of Silverton Road NE.  On July 2nd, 2020, Mosqueda was arrested by detectives at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building and lodged at the Marion County Jail for the charge of Murder in the second degree.

Due to this being an open investigation no further details will be released at this time.  Investigators do not believe there is any continued danger to the community related to this incident.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our community members for providing tips which led to identifying Mr. Bagnall.  During this investigation, the Sheriff’s Office has been assisted by the Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Keizer Police Department, Oregon State Police, Salem Police Department, and the Woodburn Police Department.

Mosqueda is currently scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, July 6th, 2020, at 1:30 pm at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex. 

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On June 10th, 2020, investigators with the Marion County Sheriff's Office recovered human remains in the crawl space beneath a duplex in northeast Salem.  Initial efforts to identify the deceased were unsuccessful.  On June 24th, 2020, a sketch of one of the victim’s tattoos was shared with the public in an effort to help identify the victim.  After receiving many community tips, the victim in this case has been positively identified as Josiah Bagnall, 18, of Salem.

Detectives are continuing to investigate Mr. Bagnall’s death.  We are asking anyone who has information about Mr. Bagnall and the events leading to his death to call our tip line at 503-540-8079

Due to this being an open investigation, no additional information will be provided at this time.

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On June 10th, 2020, investigators were called to investigate human remains discovered in the crawl space beneath a duplex in northeast Salem.  Following an autopsy, the death was determined to be a homicide.  Investigators are asking for the community’s help identifying the victim.

The victim is an unknown race male, under 50 years of age, approximately 5’8”, 130 lbs, and appears to have dark colored hair.  The victim has two visible tattoos; “Baby Boy” is tattooed above the right knee and a second small unidentifiable tattoo is on the right side of the rib cage.  When discovered, the victim was wearing a Champion brand t-shirt.

If anyone has information which may help identify the victim they are being asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-540-8079.

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Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate the human remains discovered beneath a duplex in northeast Salem on June 10th, 2020.  An autopsy was conducted on Friday afternoon at the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office where the manner of death was determined to be homicide.  Investigators are still working to identify the victim who is believed to have been deceased for multiple weeks.  Investigators are asking community members who may have information about the identity of the victim or the investigation to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

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On June 10th, 2020, deputies received a call from a family residing in the 3600 block of 47th Avenue NE reporting a foul odor coming from beneath the duplex they live in. When deputies assigned to the East Salem Service District went to investigate they discovered human remains underneath the duplex. The remains appear to be that of an unknown age male.

Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene and have taken over the investigation. Investigators are working to identify the deceased. At this time the cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, an autopsy is scheduled for Friday, June 12th.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about this case contact the Sheriff’s Office. Community members can submit anonymous tips:

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