UPDATE: Authorities Identify Body Found in Rainbow Marina Last Week

UPDATE | Authorities said today that a body found in the water in downtown Long Beach last Wednesday was that of a 16-year-old boy.

The coroner’s office identified the victim as Jersuan Gonzalez-Valenzuela of Los Angeles.

His body was recovered by lifeguards at about noon near 30 West Shoreline Drive in the Rainbow Marina.

An autopsy is pending to determine the teen’s cause of death.

City News Service contributed to this report.

PREVIOUSLY: Man’s Body Found in Rainbow Marina; Cause of Death Undetermined

5/17/17 at 4:29PM | A man’s body was found in Long Beach waters today, but authorities are still trying to determine the cause of death, according to police officials.

Officers were notified of the discovery at about noon near 30 West Shoreline Drive, according to Sgt. Brad Johnson of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

The body was recovered by lifeguards in the Rainbow Marina, Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) spokesman Brian Fisk said.

The coroner’s office will attempt to identify the man and determine his cause of death.

The incident is being handled as an undetermined death while the investigation is ongoing, Johnson said.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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