The Pierce County Sheriff is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man whose body washed up on the beach just south of the entrance to Gig Harbor.
The body of the blond , blue-eye man in his 50s was found by two fishermen Sept. 18, according to Pierce County Sheriff spokesman
Detective Ed Troyer.
Troyer said efforts to identify the body via facial recognition and fingerprint date bases have turned up no matches. “He hasn’t been in the justice system around here,” he said.
He was not carrying a wallet and no vehicle was found abandoned in the area, he said.
“No one has come forward with a missing person’s report and he doesn’t match a missing person report on file,” Troyer added.
Authorities have created a sketch of the man and hope someone will come forward and tell them who the man is.
Troyer said an autopsy revealed the man was in the last stages of cancer.
He said the speculation is the man jumped to death off the Narrows Bridge but there is no proof of that.
The man was six feet tall and weighed about 300 pounds. His right cheek shows pock mark scarring.
Troyer said the man was wearing a pair of rugged size 14 Outback shoes and a Union Bay watch.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office at 798-6494.
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