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Body found floating off Santa Cruz coast identified

Body found floating identified

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. - UPDATE 3/15/2017, 12:43 p.m.: Officials of the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office said they have identified the body that was found floating off the coast earlier this month.

Officials said many responded to a post for help regarding the body that was found off the coast of Santa Cruz.

According to officials, one person recognized the images of the clothing posted on the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

That person then messaged a photo and link to a Facebook page of the missing person to deputies, officials said.

That information is what led to identifying the man and notifying his family.

Officials are still investigating this case, but said they do not suspect foul play.

 

PREVIOUS STORY: A body found floating about 10 miles off shore in the Monterey Bay on Saturday remains unidentified, according to Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said they have not been able to identify the man and notify his family.

Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office posted pictures on their Facebook page of the unidentified man’s clothing. They are hoping someone will recognize the red Sriracha sauce T-shirt, tan color pants and a beanie.

Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office asked anyone with information about the identity of the man to contact them.


 


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