Child Found Dead After House Fire In Stayton, Oregon, Arson Suspected

On February 1, 2019, at approximately 3:00 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel were dispatched to a residential fire on Washington Street in Stayton. Once at scene it was determined there was one victim deceased in the residence.

Multiple agencies responded to assist including Oregon State Police, Stayton Police Department, Turner Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Keizer Police Department and Salem Police Department. Stayton Fire District with the assistance of several local fire agencies suppressed the fire and rendered the scene safe for the investigation.

When authorities first reported that they were investigating the incident they titled the press release “Suspected Arson Fire Kills One in Stayton”. They have not release any further details regarding why they think the fire was arson.

The investigation was suspended late last night to resume in daylight for the safety of investigating personnel inside the fire-damaged structure.

Authorities have confirmed that the deceased person in the home is a child; however, further identifying information was not released.

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Anyone with information is urged to call the Oregon State Police at (800)452-7888 and refer to case number SP19-038138.