PORTLAND -- The State Police say fingerprint analysis has identified a body washed up on the beach Sunday as that of a fugitive last seen fleeing a traffic stop in September on the Oregon coastal highway.
The police said Wednesday that 20-year-old Kyle L. Wallace of Depoe Bay drove away from a traffic stop along U.S. 101, south of the town. The car was found abandoned a mile away. The police say he was a registered sex offender wanted on parole violation and other charges.
His body was found on the beach about 30 miles north, near Pacific City.
The Tillamook County Sheriff's Office was investigating and there was no evidence Wallace died as the result of a crime.