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Wanted Depoe Bay Man Identified in Tillamook County Death Investigation
October 24, 2012

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us


A body found last Sunday on a Pacific City-area beach was 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 shore and was unidentified. Using fingerprints, the body was positively identified by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office as KYLE L. WALLACE, age 20, from Depoe Bay.
 
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, 2012 in the area of Highway 101 and Otter Crest Loop Road. The vehicle was later found abandoned about a mile from the traffic stop location and an area search failed to find WALLACE.
 
On October 4, OSP sent a news release requesting the public's help to find WALLACE (http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/10_04_2012_wallace_fugitive.aspx). Next of kin were notified and the death investigation is being completed by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office.
 
Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Tillamook County Sheriff's Office.