'Badly decomposed' body found in Newport park

Newport Fire Department Station One at 245 NW 10th Street in Newport, Ore.
A Newport resident went to this volunteer Newport fire station, at 245 N.W. 10th St., to report discovering a body near the water way of a nearby park on Nye Street Saturday.

NEWPORT, Ore. - A Newport resident walked into the volunteer Newport Fire Department in Newport late Saturday afternoon and reported finding a body along a water way in a nearby park.

The "badly decomposed" body of what is identified as an adult male was found near the 800 block of Northwest Nye Street. That is one block west of Oregon Coast Highway 101, a major thoroughfare which winds its way through Oregon's coastal towns.

Fire and police personnel responded. There was no identification on the body and no obvious signs of foul play. 

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Newport Police Detective Ken Real at (541) 574-3348.