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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 16, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Coroner seeks help to identify body found on Orcas Island

The Associated Press

FRIDAY HARBOR — The San Juan County coroner is seeking the public’s help in positively identifying the body of a man discovered in a partially collapsed tent this month.

Coroner Randall Gaylord says a Texas driver’s license was found with the body, which was discovered Sept. 6 by a fisherman in Moran State Park, on Orcas Island. Gaylord believes the man died in early June. There’s no sign it was suspicious.

The driver’s license belonged to Mehmet Tokgozoglu, a 51-year-old design engineer born in Kansas who moved out of his last known address in Plano, Texas, last year. Gaylord says he’s been unable to positively identify the body through dental records or fingerprints.

The coroner hopes the public might know something about him or know where his car is — a green Toyota Camry with Texas license DS9 S617.

Gaylord says Tokgozoglu once worked for Raytheon Co. and had a security clearance. Investigators are checking to see if his fingerprints are on file with the FBI.

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: death investigation, Orcas Island, San Juan County Coroner's Office

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