A year later police struggle to identify man

Man found floating in river

TOWSON, Md. - Baltimore County police are still trying to figure out the identity of a man found floating in the Back River over a year ago. 

County police released a forensic sketch of the man described as a white male between the ages of 40 and 60. He was found floating in the Back River under the Interstate 695 bridge on September 8, 2011. Witnesses told police that his body had not been there earlier in the day. The body had been in the water for a significant amount of time and police said there were no signs of foul play.
 
Despite a year of investigation, detectives have not been able to identify the victim through the autopsy, DNA, or fingerprints. The cause of death remains undetermined. 
 
Police said forensic artists try to recreate the features as closely as possible, but some features of the victim may look slightly different. Police are releasing the photographs to the public in the hope that we can identify the victim and notify his next of kin.  
 
Anyone with information about the identity of the victim is asked to contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020
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