No trauma on body found in Pismo Creek

An autopsy performed Wednesday on a man’s body found in Pismo Creek ruled out any criminal activity associated with his death, Pismo Beach police said Wednesday.

No trauma was found to indicate foul play, according to a news release sent by police Cmdr. Jake Miller.

Police on Wednesday were withholding the cause of death pending the results of the toxicology tests. Officials are still working to identify the body.

Police believe the man was a local resident. He was described as white and in his 40s.

A hobbyist photographer came across the body about 3:20 p.m. Monday. It was 80 to 100 yards east of the Highway 1 overpass at Pismo Creek by Ira Lease Park, Miller said. The body had been in the creek for more than two days, but less than two weeks, Miller said. He said police do not believe the body entered the creek at the point at which it was found, as the area was completely undisturbed and the body likely moved with the tide.

Miller said the body was found with some objects that may help police identify it if the items found actually belonged to the man. Miller did not describe the objects but said that they did not include any standard forms of identification.

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