Long Beach Police said that a body was found near the Long Beach Bridge Thursday morning.
Commissioner Michael Tangney said that the body was reported to police at 8:13 a.m., after two men walking in the area encountered the unresponsive man. He said that the body was found to the east of the bridge, between the Long Beach Tennis Center and the slope of the bridge. The man was pronounced dead when police arrived on scene.
Tangney said that the man appeared to have died a few days ago, from what looks like exposure, due to the recent frigid weather. There were no obvious wounds or evidence of foul play. Police believe the man was homeless, as he was found with blankets and canvas. Tangney said that he believes they have identified the man, described as a black male in his late 40s or early 50s, but are waiting on confirmation from the medical examiner.