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Salem Police Investigate Three Bodies in Commercial Structure Fire

Firefighters discovered the remains of three human beings inside the building.
Photo and video by Tim King

(SALEM, Ore.) - Salem Police investigators are on the scene of a fire that ripped through a commercial business in Salem Sunday evening.

Firefighters discovered the remains of three human beings inside the building.

Salem Police Lt. Dave Okada says it is too soon to know very much; as of mid-morning, the bodies had not yet been removed from the building.

The location is at M.L. Holmes Construction, which is located just east of 13th Street in south Salem.

Okada says it will be some time before the identity of the three victims will be completed or released.

It is not clear at this point whether the victims died in the fire.

It is standard practice for police to treat a scene like this as a homicide until more information can be determined.

The call for the fire came down at approximately 6:45 p.m. Sunday.



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Debbie H March 16, 2009 6:24 pm (Pacific time)

Wow again ! Just moved from salem to washington 1 week ago, this is so sad. I am confident that the salem police and dectectives investigating this horrific crime will solve these murders.

Mike March 16, 2009 12:51 pm (Pacific time)

Oh wow, this is pretty intense news for Salem. I used to live on Cedar way, about a 1 minute drive from there. Crazy. Thanks for filling us in Tim!

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