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Death Investigation - Ocean Shore at Lost Creek State Park south of Newport
01/04/2011
Lieutenant Mike Turner
Oregon State Police - Newport
(541) 265-5354

Oregon State Police troopers from the Newport Area Command office, with the assistance of the Lincoln County Medical Examiner, are continuing a death investigation following the discovery Monday morning of an adult female on the beach at Lost Creek State Park south of Newport. The preliminary investigation indicates she may have drowned and that there is no evidence of foul play or a crime.
 
On January 3, 2011 at 11:27 a.m. a report was received through Lincoln County 9-1-1 of a deceased female on the beach at Lost Creek State Park located along Highway 101 near milepost 147. OSP, Newport Fire & Rescue and PacWest ambulance responded and confirmed the deceased female was about 100 yards south of the parking area.
 
An area search found her unlocked vehicle in the parking lot with personal belongings and identification that helped positively identify the woman as KATHARINE CLARANN STRANGE, age 63, from Ridgefield, Washington.