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Lincoln County crime team investigating Newport man’s murder

Nikolaus Hinton

Newport Police have determined that 29-year-old Newport resident Nikolaus Hinton was murdered.

On Friday, Aug. 17, Newport Police were called to a reported suspicious death at Agate Beach Wayside near Newport, where responding officers located Hinton’s deceased body.

An autopsy was conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s office, and it was determined Hinton died of homicidal violence.

The Lincoln County Major Crime Team was activated and has been following up on leads regarding the incident and reason behind Hinton’s murder.

Investigators believe that Hinton was murdered at a different location and his body was moved to the Agate Beach.

Anyone with information about Hinton’s whereabouts and/or activities in the days leading up to his murder should contact the Newport Police Department Tip Line at 541-574-5455 or text-a-tip to 541-270-1856.

Deceased man found at Agate Beach south of Lincoln City

Justin Werner
Justin Werner
Justin Werner is the founder and editor of the Lincoln City Homepage, a trusted source of local news and information for residents and visitors of Lincoln City, Oregon. He is also a community leader, entrepreneur, and dedicated advocate for transparency and accountability in local government.


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