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UPDATE Newport Police have determined that Nikolaus Hinton died of homicidal violence. On Friday, August 17, 2018, Newport Police were called to a reported suspicious death at the Agate Beach wayside in Newport. Responding officers located the body of 29 year old Nikolaus Hinton of Newport. An autopsy was conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s office, and it was determined that Hinton died of homicidal violence. The Lincoln County Major Crime was activated on Friday and has been following up on leads regarding the manner and reason Hinton was murdered. Investigators believe that Hinton was murdered at a different location and his body had been left at the Agate Beach wayside. We are asking that anyone who may have information about Hinton’s whereabouts and/or activities in the days leading up to his murder, contact the Newport Police Department Tip Line at 541-574-5455 or text-a- tip to 541-270-1856. No further information.
On 08/17/18 at 7:42am, Newport Police Department was dispatched to a man down call at Agate Beach wayside. Responding officers arrived on scene and located the body of a deceased male. The deceased male was identified as Nikolaus Christopher Hinton, 29 years old, from Lincoln County.
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.