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Body found on beach in Coos Bay, 2 men charged with murder


COOS BAY, Oregon — Two men have been accused of killing a man whose body was found on a beach in Coos Bay.

The Coos Bay World reports ( ) 28-year-old Christopher Gonzales and 36-year-old Shawn Yamate were charged with murder Wednesday.

The men were arrested June 27, hours after the body of 49-year-old Forest Martin was found.

According to a probable cause statement, the three men had been drinking together where the homicide took place.

District Attorney Paul Frasier is awaiting final autopsy results later this week for further details of the murder.

Initial inspection of Martin's body revealed blunt force trauma to Martin's face and apparent stab wounds to his neck.

Gonzalez has denied any involvement in the assault or death.

Both men are scheduled to be back in court Aug. 7.

Information from: The World,

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