Baltimore County police are trying to identify a man's body they found floating in the Back River last week.
On Sept. 8 at about 12:30 p.m., police responded for a call of a body floating in the water near Exit 38 of the Baltimore Beltway — the intersection of Eastern Ave. and I-695 near Essex. Police said the marine unit recovered the body from the water, and the victim was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Preliminary autopsy results showed that the victim is a white male, at least 40 years of age, approximately 5-foot-11 and weighing 155 pounds, according to police. The victim had no upper teeth, and may have worn dentures, police said. The victim had no scars, marks or tattoos that would help with identification, and there were no signs of injury, police said.
Detectives said they believe that the victim may be from the area. His description does not match anyone who has been reported missing, police said.
Officers are asking the public to check on friends, relatives and neighbors who match the victim's description and contact police at 410-307-2020 if they have any information.