Deputies seek information after man found dead near Joyce

Sheriff’s office does not believe subject was victim of crime

JOYCE — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for information that may help to identify a man found deceased at the intersection of state Highway 112 and Wye Road.

The man was located about 9 p.m. Friday night near milepost 49 just west of Joyce after a pedestrian called law enforcement to report the discovery.

Deputies found the man in tall grass on the north side of the road, according to a press release issued Sunday after press time.

The man was wearing a woodland camouflage Army-style field jacket, blue athletic shorts and dark-colored slip-on sandals, according to the release. No identification was found with the body.

An pending autopsy by the Clallam County Coroner’s Office will determine the man’s age, race and manner of death. Based on the scene and the items found on the body, deputies do not believe the man was a victim of a crime or that his body was dumped at that location, according to the release.

Members of the Clallam County Search and Rescue team performed a search Sunday but did not locate any additional evidence that would help investigators identify the man, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone who may have information about the man based on the clothing description or the area in which he was found is urged to call the 24-hour dispatch center at 360-417-2459.

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