Police seek help identifying body found in ocean off Cape May County

    New Jersey State Police detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a body found floating in the Atlantic Ocean.

    The body was recovered approximately one mile offshore near Townsends Inlet in Cape May County, police said in a release.

    At 7:51 a.m. Monday, the captain of a vessel traveling from the Bahamas to Connecticut advised authorities that he had spotted a body floating in that area, according to police.

    The United States Coast Guard and State Police Marine Services Bureau then responded and retrieved the body from the water.

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    Police describe the body as follows:

    The victim is identified as an Asian male, approximately 50 to 65 years old, of slight build, wearing black dress pants, a gray thermal long sleeve shirt under a blue button down shirt.

    The man had artificial dental prosthesis on his lower bite and no teeth on is upper bite. He had no identification on his person.

    The man may have been swept into the ocean during the outgoing tide Sunday evening or Monday morning, police said. 

    Anyone with information is requested to contact the NJSP Major Crime Unit at (609) 610-4025 or the NJSP North Wildwood Marine Station at (609) 522-0393.

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