The East Bay Regional Park police are investigating a male body that was found on the waterfront south of University Avenue in Berkeley on Wednesday afternoon.
According to BPD spokeswoman Jennifer Coats, as reported by the Bay Area News Group, the body was found around 3:15 p.m. along West Frontage Road on Oct. 30, 2013. Berkeley police assisted police from East Bay Regional Park — who have jurisdiction over the McLaughlin Eastshore State Park — in the recovery of the body.
California Highway Patrol received an initial call reporting a possible body on the waterfront and they turned the case over the East Bay Regional Parks police around 3:30 p.m. according to Lt. Jon King of the East Bay Regional Park District, quoted on KTVU. Lt King was quoted in Patch saying there was no sign of foul play.
The body had been in the water for a long time, and appeared to be that of an adult male, according to an East Bay Regional Park police officer.
Berkeleyside will provide updates as new information emerges.