Homicide investigation in Siletz

Police tape blocks the entrance to Government Hill Road in Siletz Saturday night as authorities investigate a suspected homicide.

The Lincoln County Major Crime Team is investigating a possible homicide near the cemetery in Siletz.

According to a press release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, at about 6:45 a.m. Saturday, dispatch received a report of an unconscious male subject lying on the roadside on Government Hill Road.

Deputies responding to the scene discovered Richard Allen Mann, 36, of Logsden, deceased. Evidence at the scene suggested foul play, according to the press release, and an investigation by the major crime team is ongoing.

As of 7 p.m. Saturday, police tape still blocked the entrance to Government Hill Road from Logsden Road.

The sheriff's office is being assisted in the investigation by the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Unit, Oregon State Police Forensics, Toledo Police Department, Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department and the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.

The sheriff's office requests anyone with information to contact Det. Abby Dorsey at 541-265-0777 and refer to case 21S-00358.

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