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Decomposing Body Found Off Venice Beach Waters Identified

Local surfers discovered the body of a man, possibly in his 20s, floating in the waters off Venice Beach Tuesday morning. (Thinkstock).
Local surfers discovered the body of a man, possibly in his 20s, floating in the waters off Venice Beach Tuesday morning. (Thinkstock).

Authorities today identified the decomposing human remains found Tuesday in the ocean near Venice as a 22-year-old Bakersfield man.

An autopsy was pending on the body of Anibar Guana, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.

The body was spotted by a surfer about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in an ocean area near 18th Avenue, according to county lifeguard officials.

No information was available on a possible cause of death. Winter said Guana had been reported missing from the Bakersfield area but he did not know when.

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