By News-Register staff • 

Adult male found off Highway 99W north of Newberg died of natural causes

NEWBERG — An adult male who was  found Friday morning in a brushy area on the east side of Highway 99W north of Newberg died of natural causes, according to the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office.

Capt. Tim Svenson said "alcohol-related issues" contributed to the death.

The individual has been identified, but his name will not be released until next of kin are notified. Relatives do not live in the area, according to Svenson..

The body was discovered across from Rex Hill Winery, 30835 Highway 99W, by an individual who was walking along the highway, Svenson said. The deceased man is believed to be a transient.

 
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