The body of a homeless man washed up on Santa Monica Beach on Tuesday morning has been identified as Paul William Nolder.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office said the man was aged 49 years old.
Nolder’s body was found face down in the water line of the 2800 block of Santa Monica beach at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
A Santa Monica parking enforcement officer was flagged down by a beach-goer in the 2800 block of Barnard Way in the beach parking lots after the body was discovered.
SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis said the citizen informed the officer that they believed there was a body washed ashore in the waterline in the 2800 block of the beach.
“The parking enforcement officer relayed the information and the harbor guards responded out and confirmed it was a deceased male lying face down in the water line,” Lewis said.
The subject appeared to be wearing board shorts and either a cycling or body surfing shirt, Lewis said.
“There’s no obvious signs of trauma to the subject,” Lewis said on Tuesday.
An autopsy was pending to determine the cause of death.
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