Authorities Still Looking To Identify Body

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Authorities are asking for help in identifying the body of a man found floating in the water off the coast of Newport Beach, the Orange County Sheriff ’s Department announced last week.

The unidentified male was found Christmas Eve about one mile off from the Crystal Cove area, according to a press release from OCSD issued Jan. 2.

A commercial fisherman found the body and called the sheriff ’s department.

Since recovering the victim, sheriff ’s investigators have yet to identify him. His age and race are also unknown.

He was wearing dark-colored, nylon Champion sweatpants with zippered legs, size 11, black Asics running shoes and a black Timex watch with a plastic band.

The man was about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 165 pounds with dark colored hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff ’s Department Investigators at (714) 647-7044 or(714) 647-7000.

Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIPOCCS or at

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