Friday morning at 7:42am, Newport Police were dispatched to a report of a “man down” at Agate Beach Wayside. Responding officers arrived on scene and immediately found the body of a deceased male. The victim was identified as Nikolaus Christopher Hinton, 29 years old, from Newport. The case is currently under investigation.
Anyone with information or knowledge of Hinton’s activities during the last 36 hours, please contact Newport Police Department Tip Line at 541-574-5455 or text-a-tip to 541-270-1856.
Witness says Newport Police were called today to the Agate Beach tunnel that runs under 101 on a report of a dead body inside it. The area has been cordoned off with crime tape. Unconfirmed reports indicate the body was dumped in the tunnel after the person had been brutally beaten.