ME’s Office releases sketch, asks for help identifying body of man found in lake

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office is asking for help identifying the body of a white male found in Lake Erie back in May.

All attempts at identifying have been unsuccessful, according to a press release.

The release states that the body had been in the water for several months before it was found, “likely since early last winter or earlier.” The man had a past fracture of the nose and left cheek. He also did not have teeth at the time of death and may have worn dentures.

The man did not have scars or tattoos visible. He was wearing work shoes, which “raises the possibility that (he) went missing while working on or near Lake Erie, according to the release.

The man was found near the break wall by Burke Lakefront Airport.

He is described as being white, between the ages of 45 to 58 and between 5’3″ and 5’11” tall. He was wearing Wrangler brand blue jeans size 36W x 32L and Brahma brand black steel toed boots size 7.5.

Anyone with information about the identity of the man should contact the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office at 216-721-5610.