A dead body that was found floating in the ocean near Hermosa Beach was identified Sunday as Michael Gilbert, a 56-year-old transient, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Gilbert was Thursday evening near Hermosa Beach after a boater reported seeing a "person in the water" to local authorities.
County detectives are continuing to investigate Gilbert's death.
It’s standard practice for homicide detectives to investigate incidents involving the discovery of bodies, Sgt. Rich Pena of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told City News Service.
Earlier: Body Found Near Hermosa Coast
— City News Service contributed to this report.