Body Found in Atlantic Ocean

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Police are trying to identify a body that was found in the Atlantic Ocean Monday morning.

    The captain of a marine vessel traveling from the Bahamas to Connecticut spotted the body of the unidentified man floating in the water in the area of the Townsends Inlet in Cape May County, New Jersey around 7:50 a.m.

    The United States Coast Guard and New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau later recovered the body.

    Investigators say the victim is an Asian male, approximately 50 to 65 years old with a slight build. He was wearing black dress pants and a gray thermal long-sleeved shirt under a blue buttoned down shirt.

    Investigators say the man also had an artificial dental prosthesis on his lower bite and no teeth on his upper bite.

    Police say the man may have been swept away in the outgoing tide either Monday morning or Sunday night.

    If you have any information on the man’s identity, please call the New Jersey State Police Major Crime Unit at (609) 610-4025 or the New Jersey State Police North Wildwood Marine Station at (609) 522-0393.