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Dead Body Found at South Salem ParkKevin Hays Salem-News.com
Video by Salem-News.com's Jerry Freeman. UPDATE: The Park is now OPEN to the public. There is no word yet on what the cause of death was.
(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Police are on scene of a body found at a popular park in south Salem.
Salem-News.com was there at Woodmansee Park, located off Sunnyside Road, as police and detectives searched for clues as to what may have happened. The body was found in the parks popular 9-hole disc golf course, which is located in a heavily wooded area.
Police were not able to say if the body was that of a male or female, or if foul play was involved. Officers closed the course and the park while they investigate the death.
Woodmansee Park is a 29 acre park full of oak trees, has a stream running through the park, and a trail system throughout, and is a place many Salem families go to for picnic's and barbeques.
Police cordoned off one of the course holes as part of their investigation.
Police tell Salem-News.com that at this early point in the investigation in appears this maybe a drug overdose, but have NOT confirmed that information yet.
No further information is available at this time.
Salem-News.com will have more on this story as soon as it becomes available.
Video by Salem-News.com's Jerry Freeman
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