Human remains found on the railroad tracks East of Alderbrook Beach identified

Human remains located on the railroad tracks East of Alderbrook Beach on August 10, 2022 have been positively identified as those of John Mattson, age 74 of Astoria.   Mattson’s death has been determined to be from natural causes.

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Astoria Police investigate human remains found on the railroad tracks East of Alderbrook Beach

Astoria Police investigate human remains found on the railroad tracks East of Alderbrook Beach

On 08/10/2022 at 7:07 PM Astoria Police were dispatched to a report that a passerby located a deceased individual on the railroad tracks East of Alderbrook Beach.  On arrival police discovered remains of an older male subject in an advanced state of decomposition.   Investigation at the scene by a Clatsop County Medicolegal Death investigator revealed no signs of foul play.  Receipts with the body suggest the body could have been at the location for as long as a month.  Through additional investigation today, the individual has been identified but the name of the individual is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Astoria Police remind the community to expect traffic disruptions Saturday August 13th, 2022 related to the Astoria Regatta Grand Land Parade

The Astoria Police Department is issuing a reminder that the Astoria Regatta Association, Grand Land Parade begins at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday August 13th 2022.  Traffic will be disrupted through the downtown core beginning around 8:00 A.M.

At 8:30 A.M. Exchange Street will be closed between 23rd and 16th.  The Hospital, its urgent care and the Park Medical Building will be accessible from Marine Drive at 20th, 21st, and 23rd.

Exchange and Duane between 17th and 9th will have no on street parking on Saturday until the parade ends.  The no parking areas will be signed and any vehicles parked at those locations will be removed by a tow truck.  The owner will be responsible for the tow fees.

At about 10:30 a.m., all northbound and southbound streets (the number streets) will be closed between Commercial Street and Franklin Street between 17th and 8th.

These traffic disruptions will last until the parade has ended and the street has been swept.

Highway 30 will remain open but you may experience delays due to pedestrian traffic and floats moving to the disband area. Traffic needing to get to or from areas South of Downtown Astoria should use unaffected, alternate routes.

Deputy Chief Eric Halverson said, “We appreciate the community’s patience in dealing with the traffic disruptions that occur during the parade each year.  Our goal is to limit the disruptions for the motoring public, while providing a safe route for people to view the procession.”