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.