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Wednesday update: Authorities have identified the man whose body was found in Encinitas

SAN DIEGO — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a body was found near Stonesteps Beach in Encinitas on Tuesday morning.

The sheriff’s department said someone called 911 around 7 a.m. to report finding the body near South El Portal Street and Neptune Avenue. A sheriff’s lieutenant told the San Diego Union-Tribune that it appears the body washed ashore.

The U-T reported it appeared to be a man’s body. The San Diego County medical examiner had personnel on scene beginning at 8:30 a.m.