Body That Washed Ashore In Santa Monica Identified

UPDATE: This morning the The Los Angeles County coroner’s office  identified  42-year-old Paul William Nolder as the man who was found floating in the ocean off Santa Monica near Venice yesterday. The coroner indicated the man appeared to be homeless, and no trauma was found. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.

8:44 From the LA Times: ”
Authorities blocked off a portion of a Santa Monica beach Tuesday morning after a man’s body was discovered in the surf.

A passerby flagged down a parking enforcement officer near Nielsen Way and Marine Street about 5:30 a.m. and said a body was on the beach near the water, said Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department.

Lifeguards and police arrived at the scene and confirmed the body was that of a man, Lewis said. Investigators have yet to determine the identity or age of the man, who was wearing beach shorts and either a cycling or body surfing shirt.

There were no obvious signs of trauma, Lewis said. Coroner’s officials arrived at the scene Tuesday morning and will conduct an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

Robbery-homicide detectives were handling the case, which Lewis said was standard procedure for all death investigations in Santa Monica.”

7:09 a.m. UPDATE: Body that washed ashore at Ashland and OFW in Santa Monica, 4 blocks north of Rose was a 30 yr old white male, blonde hair. Broadcast just went out for any missing persons.

A body has washed ashore … News choppers are hovering. No updates yet….

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