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 Astoria Police have revealed more details about a dead man discovered in a house in Alderbook on Friday. Police responded along with Astoria Fire Department and Medix Ambulance to a report of an unresponsive male at a residence in the 4600 Block of Cedar Street. Upon arrival, 24 year old Matthew Norris of Warrenton was found dead from what officials suspect was a heroin overdose.


The Clatsop County Medical Examiner responded to the scene. The exact cause of Norris’ death is pending toxicology results from the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office.

Through investigation, officers were able to identify the person who provided the heroin to Norris as 26 year old Sean Hill of Astoria. Hill was subsequently arrested on Saturday for Delivery of Heroin, related to Norris’ death. Upon arrest he was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine. 

Also located at the scene was 26 year old Caitlynn Walters who was subsequently arrested for an unrelated felony arrest warrant.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Nicole Riley of the Astoria Police Department at 503-298-2533 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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