Body found in Seaside still unidentified, police release sketch

Body found in Seaside still unidentified, police release sketch
A police sketch of the victim found Oct. 5 on a beach in Seaside.

SEASIDE, Ore. – A body found on the beach in Seaside earlier this month has not been identified, police said. Fingerprints taken during the autopsy did not match any in the system.

Police Chief Robert Gross said the male body was found Oct. 5. Detectives have asked the FBI and Interpol for their assistance to compare the body’s DNA and dental records with missing persons throughout the U.S.

Gross says the day the body was discovered, police noted a bicycle chained to a city pole half a mile from the scene. The bike remained chained to the pole and was seized by police on Oct. 14, Gross said.

There is no indication the bike is related to the body, but police are asking for information about who owns the bike, and who chained it to the pole.

Below is the bicycle’s description:

•    Men’s 26-inch red Fuji Cadenza
•    Black torn seat
•    40 mm Batoin key pad lock
•    Company sticker that says “public storage”
•    Sticker near the bottom bracket from “La Mesa Cyclery” in La Mesa, Calif.

Anyone with information is asked to call Seaside Police.