NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Newport News Police are making new efforts to identify a drowning victim found at Peterson's Yacht Basin on 16th Street last year.
The man's body was found in September 2012 when Kayakers noticed it next to a marshy area in Peterson's Yacht Basin, according to Lou Thurston with the NNPD. Police said there were no visible signs of foul play; the Medical Examiner's office in Norfolk determined the cause of death was drowning.
However, the man has never been identified. Now, the FBI has created a new sketch depicting what the man might have looked like before his death. Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the man so they can locate his family.
"We don't have a name, we don't have a family," said Thurston. "Is there somebody somewhere who doesn't know where their loved one is and something happened to them?"
He is described as being a black male in his 40s or 50s, 5' 8" to 5' 10" with a slender build and a mustache. He was found wearing a yellow Nike shirt and black pants with a gold belt. He was not wearing shoes, according to police.
"It's important for us to be able to bring some closure and get this person back to his family so everything can be done in the proper way," Thurston said.
Anyone who has information regarding the man's identity is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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