UPDATE: The 37-year-old female found on the beach, near Agate Beach Wayside in Newport on November 25, 2017, has been identified as Seattle, WA resident Anne Stifter. Next of kin has been notified.
An autopsy was conducted on November 27, 2017 by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Portland. No signs of trauma were identified. Investigators are awaiting toxicology results before determining cause of death.
On November 25, 2017 at 7:29 AM, Newport Police Department responded to the beach near the Agate Beach Wayside for a report of a deceased female.
The preliminary investigation has revealed a 37 year old female from Washington was discovered deceased on the beach. The cause of death is still under investigation and no additional information is going to be released at this time.
Newport Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office are co-investigating this case with assistance from Oregon State Police, Lincoln City Police Department, Toledo Police Department, Lincoln County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.
If anyone has information regarding this case please call (541) 270-1856 and refer to case number 17N-2759.