Newport Police cars and crime tape are around a body that was found late this morning on the east side of Newport’s Walmart parking lot. Police Chief Mark Miranda says it appears that a transient male, who is not known to be a local, was found dead in the landscaping that lines the east side of the Walmart parking lot, about a third of the way toward the store.
Police treat every find of a deceased person as a potential crime scene. That’s why they crime tape it off and do not allow anyone near the area.
Again, it looks like death by natural causes which could include anything from a medical condition to exposure to the elements.