UPDATED: Sheriff’s office seeks help in identifying deceased male found on Highway 112

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community to help identify the body of a deceased man found on Highway 112 last week.

The man, who has not yet been identified following an Aug. 4 autopsy by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, is beleived to have died froma self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Deputies found a firearm with the deceased when the scene was processed. Additionally, a bullet constant with the firearm was located a short distance away during the evidence search performed by the Clallam County Search and Rescue Team.

It is believed that the deceased is not a resident of the Olympic Peninsula, sheriff’s office officials said.

At about 9 p.m. on Friday, July 31, Clallam deputies were dispatched to the area of the intersection of US Highway 112 and Wye Road — just west of the city of Joyce — after a pedestrian reported finding a body on the north side of the roadway.

Deputies found the man, who had no ID on his person, was wearing a woodland camouflage army-style field jacket, blue athletic shorts and dark colored slip on sandals.

Anyone who may have information about the subject based on the clothing description, or the area they were found is urged to contact the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office by calling a 24-hour dispatch center at 360-417-2459.

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