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OC Sheriff's Officials Seek Public's Help In Identifying Man Found Off Newport Beach Coast In 2013

NEWPORT BEACH ( — Orange County Sheriff's Department officials Thursday were seeking the public's help in identifying a missing John Doe.

On Dec. 24, 2013 a body of a man was discovered floating about a mile off the Newport Beach coastline in the Crystal Cove area, officials said.

The victim was believed to have suffered unspecified head trauma and had been weighed down by a 35 pound iron dumbbell.

He was wearing dark colored "Champion" nylon sweatpants with zippered legs, size 11 black "Asics" tennis shoes and a black "Timex" watch with a black plastic band. His age was unknown, but officials believe he was older than 30 and could be as as old as 50. He was about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and approximately 165 pounds with dark hair.

A composite sketch was compiled and released Thursday.

Anyone with additional information was asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Department at (714)647-7000 or (714)647-7044. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at


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