Unidentified body found floating off Oregon Coast

Unidentified body found floating off Oregon Coast
The Coos County Sheriff's Office released this photograph of the dead man's tattoo in an effort to identify the body with the public's help.

CHARLESTON, Ore. - The death of a man found floating in a bay on the Oregon Coast is being investigated as suspicious, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

The U.S. Coast Guard brought the body ashore Wednesday during the noon hour after a passing fishing boat spotted the man floating in Charleston Bay.

The sheriff's office said the man has not yet been identified. An autopsy is pending.

The body appeared to have been in the water for at least a couple days, the sheriff's office said.

The man is white, about 50 to 60 years old, with a stoma in his throat. He is 5-foot-11, about 180 pounds with a full gray and white beard and dark brown collar-length hair.

The sheriff's office released a photograph of the tattoo on the man's shoulder, which depicts a skull on a skull.

Any person with information as to a possible identification of the subject is asked to contact the Coos County Sheriff's Office on their business line at 541-396-7830.