On April 26, 2021 at approximately 9:55 a.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to assist the Long Beach Harbor Patrol, who were on scene with a deceased person found floating in the water near the 1100 Block of Pier F of the Long Beach Harbor.
The preliminary investigation revealed the decomposing body was located floating near the water’s edge. The decedent sustained an injury to their upper torso, and, at this time, the cause of the injury is not known.
Due to the suspicious circumstances involved, homicide detectives responded to the scene, and the case is being investigated as a murder.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene, took possession of the body, and will work to determine the cause of death, identify the victim, and notify the next of kin.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Homicide Detective Eric Thai at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
This article was released by the Long Beach Police Department.