From Oregon State Police
A body found last Sunday on a Pacific City-area beach has been positively identified by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office as a 20-year old Depoe Bay man sought by area law enforcement agencies after fleeing a September 24th Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop. The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigating agency and there is no evidence the man’s death was the result of a crime.
According to Tillamook County Deputy Dean Burdick, on October 21, 2012 a body was spotted by people walking on the beach about 3/4 of a mile south of the dory boat launch area in Pacific City. The body appeared to have washed onto the shore. Using fingerprints, the body was positively identified as KYLE L. WALLACE, age 20, from Depoe Bay but also a long time resident of Siletz.
WALLACE, a wanted fugitive with multiple warrants, was sought by OSP and area law enforcement agencies after he fled in a vehicle stopped by OSP on September 24 in the area of Highway 101 and Otter Crest Loop Road. The vehicle was later found abandoned about a mile away and an area search failed to find WALLACE. The area was heavily wooded that opened up suddenly at the other end to towering cliffs overlooking the ocean.