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Authorities ask for help with mysterious death on South Coast

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Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office
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The Ventura County Medical Examiner is asking for the public's help in identifying a body found in Oxnard.

Man may have died weeks, or even months ago.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the partially decomposed remains of a man found in Oxnard.

The body was found along a canal last week near Hueneme and Perkins Roads.

The man was about 5’4” tall, and wearing running shorts and a dark athletic shirt. Officials with the Medical Examiner’s Office say the person died at least several weeks ago, but that it’s possible it may have been months.

There’s no word on the cause of death.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.