Salem man found dead in his car, police call death 'suspicious'

Photos of Randy Breyer's car alongside a drivers license photo from Salem Police

SALEM, Ore. – A man was found dead after a car crash in Salem early Wednesday morning, and investigators say he did not die in the crash.

Salem Police has opened a suspicious death investigation to find out what happened to Randy Breyer.

According to police, Breyer was driving south on 12th Street SE when he crashed into a bridge abutment at Bellevue Street.

Officers found Breyer deceased in the car, but said his death “was not caused by the crash.”

If you talked with Breyer on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, police want to hear from you. Call the Salem Police tipline at (503) 588-8477.

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