Rare fish

Homicide at Sunset Beach under investigation

Authorities continue to investigate the death of a 28-year-old homeless woman whose body was found on Sunset Beach last September.

The Clatsop County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed the death of Alana Ree Jordan as a homicide.

Jordan’s body was found on the beach in the early morning of Sept. 8 just north of the Sunset Beach access road.

People with any information about the case are asked to contact Detective Matt Beeson with the Oregon State Police at 1-800-442-0776.

The Astorian

Rare fish washes up on peninsula

LONG BEACH, Wash. — A type of fish rarely found north of San Francisco washed ashore on the Long Beach Peninsula during recent heavy surf.

The finescale triggerfish (Balistes polylepis) is part of a family of species that typically live in tropical and subtropical coral reefs. Identified by the Seaside Aquarium, the fish found in Pacific County is presumed to have been carried north in unusually warm ocean currents in 2019.

Chinook Observer

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