Help Sought ID’ing Body Found Floating Off O.C. Coast
A man’s body found floating in the ocean off Newport Beach on Christmas Eve remained unidentified more than a week later and authorities were asking for the public’s help.
A commercial fisherman initially spotted the body on Dec. 24 about 1 mile from Crystal Cove, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The man’s race and age were unknown, but authorities said he was wearing dark nylon Champion-brand sweatpants with zippered legs and size 11 black Asics running shoes. He wore a black Timex watch with a plastic band.
He was described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 165 pounds in weight and as having dark hair.
Anyone with information was asked to call sheriff’s investigators at 714-647-7044 or 714-647-7000. Anonymous may be submitted at 855-847-6227 or at occrimestoppers.org.