Local News in Brief : Seal Beach : Police Release Likeness of Victim in Slaying

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Police Tuesday released a photograph of a clay reproduction of the face of a slaying victim whose body was found floating in the ocean March 22 near the city.

Officers asked anyone knowing the identity of the man to contact Seal Beach Police Detective Charlie Castagna or Detective Raul Ahumada at (213) 431-2541.

The man, who was about 22 to 27 years old, had been shot and his body dumped in the ocean and weighted with an anchor, Castagna said.


Boaters found the body after it surfaced, badly decomposed, four to six weeks after being dumped, he said.

Police said the murder victim was about 6 feet tall and weighed about 200 pounds. He was wearing Union Bay brand blue jeans and snakeskin cowboy boots, officers said.