Salem firefighters discover burning body
Mar 05,2008 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

SALEM, Ore. -- Salem Firefighters responding to a reported brush fire early Tuesday morning found not only burning brush, but the body of a man, police reported.

The man, believed to be 50-60 years old, was dead and burning when he was found near the northbound onramp from Mission Street to Interstate-5 about 2:20 a.m., March 4, Salem Police stated in a news release.

The State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy in an attempt to establish the case of death and identify the victim.