Help Sought ID’ing Body Found Floating Off O.C. Coast

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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.


The body found in the ocean on Dec. 24, 2013, was wearing these shoes and this watch. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

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

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