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Update - suspect arrested - Salem Police investigate homicide in northeast Salem - 01/08/21

Salem, OR – UPDATE -

Matthew Brian Hansen, age 29 of Salem, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Amanda Mankins. Hansen and Mankins were in a domestic relationship and residing at the incident location. He is being charged with murder in the second degree and unlawful use of a weapon. Hansen’s quick arrest was the result of good teamwork between patrol officers and detectives.

Hansen will be arraigned today at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex. After his arraignment all information requests should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.


At approximately 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Salem Police officers responded to the 1100 block of Norway AV NE to assist the Salem Fire Department on a check welfare call. When officers arrived, they discovered a woman with a gunshot wound.

The woman, identified as Amanda Marie Mankins, age 32, was transported to Salem Health. She later died as a result of her injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation, but the initial investigation does not indicate there is a danger to the public. No further information will be released today. Updates will be provided as they become available.


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