Family and friends of 25-year-old Chris Tremain, who was found deceased last Monday are gathering together in what they term as a "farewell for now" celebration & memorial this Saturday at The Astoria Event Center, located at 894 9th Street, between Commercial & Marine Drive at 5:00 P.M. Public is welcome to join in remembrance of Mr. Tremain.
On December 2, 2013 Astoria Police were contacted by a 911 caller. The caller reported that they had located a deceased person in the woods behind Astoria High School. Police arrived and contacted a 17 boy and 15 year old girl who had discovered the body. They had been in the area commonly known as "The Hill" waiting on a ride, the area is a mixture of private and public property. They were walking the trails when they came across what they initially thought was a person who had fallen down near a trail. They soon realized that the person was deceased. An autopsy of the body was completed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner. The autopsy was not conclusive and a result is pending toxicology reports. No obvious cause of death was determined. A tentative identification was confirmed using fingerprints.
.Astoria Police were assisted by a detective from the Oregon State Patrol in the investigation and were assisted by the Astoria Fire Department with manpower and resources. Because the on duty resources of the Astoria Police Department were tied up the Clatsop County Sheriff's office assisted in responding to calls for service.