Unidentified Body Found in Coos County

CHARLESTON BAY, Ore– Coos County Sheriff’s Deputies are trying to identify the man whose body was found in the ocean.

The body was recovered by the Coast Guard on Wednesday afternoon near Charleston Harbor.

The body is described as a white male adult, 50-60 years of age, about six feet tall.

Deputies say he has a gray beard, longer dark brown hair, and a large, skull-on-skull tattoo on his left shoulder.

The body appears to have been in the water for at least a couple days.

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office is looking into this death as suspicious, pending an autopsy.

If you have any information, or know who this man is, please contact the Coos County Sheriff’s Office.



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  1. karen ellingson says:

    I have been looking for my cousin Thomas Jeffery Ellingson. I am not sure if this is him. He would be 58 yrs. old. He is over 6FT tall but he is missing his right leg.
    Please help me find my cousin, he meant the world to me and I love him.

    1. KEZI Staff says:

      The Coos County Sheriff’s Office says anyone who thinks they may have information on this man should call their office at 541-396-7800.
      -KEZI 9 News

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