Marion County Sheriff: Dead body found on roadside identified

Marion County Sheriff: Dead body found on roadside identified
Photo from the scene of where a dead body was found August 29 on Nevada St. in Salem, Ore.

SALEM, Ore. -- A dead body found on the side of a road in Salem, Ore. has been identified, according to the Marion County Sheriff.

The person has been identified as 25-year-old Chandra Donohue, she was last seen in the Salem area on August 21.

Around 6 p.m. on August 29, a passerby spotted a dead body on the side of the road in Salem and called the sheriff's office. Responding deputies and fire officials located the body on the 4800 block of NE Nevada St. They requested detectives along with the Medical Examiner and Deputy District Attorney out to the scene. This is standard procedure for these types of cases.

Detectives will continue their investigation while waiting for the Medical Examiner's autopsy report to determine the cause of death which will be available next week.