No new information is available about an adult male found dead Dec. 29 on the beach in Smith River.

“We’re still trying to make the determination whether (the cause of death) was natural causes or suspicious,” Del N

Norte County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Bill Steven said after the discovery. “It’s teetering somewhere between right now.”

Steven could not give specific details about the investigation, but said Wednesday investigators may have a tentative ID, but have yet to confirm it.

The body was discovered by a female jogger at about 10 a.m. Saturday morning, on the beach just west of the cemetery.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Dispatch at 707-464-4191.

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