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GARY — The Lake County coroner's office has released a description of a man found dead Thursday in a marshy area in the city's Black Oak section.

The man's body was found about 3:45 p.m. in a marsh area near West 35th Avenue and Chase Street, police said.

He was described as black, about 200 pounds, 5 foot 8, with short black hair and a mustache and facial hair on his chin.

He was wearing a red Eddie Bauer jacket, a green hooded sweatshirt with a picture of a bird on the front and back and "Dr. Denim" logo on the left side, a USA Classic black long-sleeve sweatshirt with "Red Deer Trail" written on the front and a picture of two bucks and a tree and "Tough Wear" written in green at the bottom, jeans, a black belt, black socks, and size 11 wide black boots.

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A coroner's release listed no visible injuries. The manner of death was pending.

Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to call the coroner's office at 219-755-3265.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Gary Detective Cpl. Edward Gonzalez, of the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit, at 219-755-3855. To remain anonymous, call the Gary Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.

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