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Missing man found dead after washing ashore in Stamford

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STAMFORD–A body was found washed ashore in Stamford today, and police are identifying the victim as a man who has been missing for six weeks.

Jorge Simon, 26, was reported missing by friends and family on Feb. 16 after not returning home for several days. He was last ween out with friends in the area of Still Water Avenue and Finney Lane at around 12:15 a.m. on February 14.

Simon has lived in Stamford for seven years; before that he lived in his native country of Guatemala.

After he was reported missing Stamford Police conducted an extensive search for him with K-9s and field searches.

Simon was found fully dressed after being washed ashore on a private beach on Rogers Road. He was found around 1 p.m. It seems he was under water for some time, but there were no signs of trauma or foul play.

Police say the death is being considered suspicious, and an autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday to determine the manner and cause of death.