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Police seek help identifying mystery man found dead on beach

Forensic sketch of unidentified man

Forensic sketch of unidentified man

Police in Devon and Cornwall, England, have a true mystery on their hands, and are reaching out to the public in hopes of identifying the body of a man who was found on a beach completely naked, except for his socks and one shoe.  Mysteriously, an old photo of a child found near the body is also believed to have belonged to the man.

The body was found by a dog walker on around 2 p.m. February 25, 2014, near the Watering Hole pub in Cornwall. A search of the beach and the bluffs nearby turned up a set of keys, which has since been claimed by its owner, a hat, a backpack and a blue jacket. In the jacket pocket was a wallet with a picture of a young boy from the 1950s.

Shoe the man was wearing

Shoe the man was wearing

The man is described as white, between 50 and 70 years old, thin, between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-7 inches tall. He is believed to have been in the water from 12 to 24 hours, and could have been aboard a boat or passing ship. According to police, multiple injuries on the body are inconsistent with drowning or abrasions typically sustained in the water. Though police reportedly performed an autopsy, no official cause of death has been stated as of this writing, only the belief that the man’s death is suspicious.

Anyone with informationis being urged to call police on 101, quoting log 381 of March 1, 2014.

Photo believed to have belonged to the unidentified man.

Photo believed to have belonged to the unidentified man.

 

Backpack and hat believed to have belonged to the unidentified man

Backpack and hat believed to have belonged to the unidentified man

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