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Salem Police investigating death at south Salem park **UPDATE** - 10/13/20


The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office has released their determination regarding the death of Abigail Agustin Paz.  The State Medical Examiner has ruled the manner/cause of her death as a suicide. The Salem Police Department still considers this an active and on-going investigation, and as such will not release additional information related to the investigation. If you have any additional information regarding this incident, contact the Salem Police Department TIPS line at 503-588-8477.

If you or someone you know are in crisis, or are considering suicide, there are 24-hour services available to help. Please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or en espanol 1-888-628-9454  / TTY 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).  




On Friday, October 2, 2020 at approximately 1:15 p.m. Salem Police officers responded to Minto-Brown Park on a report of hikers finding a deceased person. The deceased has been identified as Abigail Agustin Paz, age 19, of Wood Village. Investigators are still working to determine her cause of death.

While a death in a public place may cause apprehension, please understand that this is an ongoing investigation and as such, we cannot release any further information at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Salem Police Tips Hotline at 503-588-8477.


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