Family and friends gather for fundraiser and memorial for 23-year-old found dead on Cordon Road

Family, friends and former colleagues of Jesus Ramos-Torres gathered this week for a fundraiser and memorial to help pay for funeral costs.

Ramos-Torres, 23, of Salem, was found shot to death around 1:30 a.m. Jan. 25 in his silver 2017 Lexus IS 350 F Sport on Cordon Road SE, between Caplinger and Macleay roads.

Friends and family of Jesus Ramos-Torres mourn together.

Family members told the Statesman Journal that Ramos-Torres attended West Salem High School, where he developed his passion for cars and cooking. He was also the father of a 3-year-old daughter.

“He used to help my dad buy and sell sports cars,” his sister Leticia Ramos said. “He saved a few years for the car he was driving that night.”

No arrests have been made in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Salem Police Tip Line at 503-588-8477 and refer to Case No. SMP24-6769.

Jesus Ramos-Torres was found dead in a vehicle blocking Cordon Road Southeast between Caplinger and Macleay roads on Jan. 25 in Salem. The investigation is still ongoing and no arrests have yet been made.

This article was originally published in the Salem Statesman Journal: Fundraiser, memorial for 23-year-old fatally shot in Salem

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