Police release photo in attempt to identify body found near WWU residence hall

Police release photo in attempt to identify body found near WWU residence hall
(WWU police)

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Western Washington University police have released a photo of a man who they say was found dead near a residence hall in March. Police are hoping to identify him.

Police said the man was found around 2 p.m. March 5 in a wooded area north of the Buchanan Towers North Residence Hall on Western’s main campus in Bellingham.

The man is described as white, in his 20s, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and 190 pounds. A sketch of the man was released in late March.

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Campus police released on Monday a photo of the man as a he left a Walgreens on Samish Way in Bellingham after making a purchase at 10:24 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

The Whatcom County medical examiner ruled out foul play in the man’s death, and University officials said earlier they do not believe he was a current student.

Police said the man did not have identification on him when his body was found and his fingerprints have not turned up a match in police databases.

Anyone with information on the man is asked to call the Western Washington University police at 360-650-3555 and reference case number 20-0148.

This is the sketch of the man released by police in late March.
This is the sketch of the man released by police in late March. (WWUPD)