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Coroner’s office identifies body found on Whidbey Island beach

COUPEVILLE, Wash. — The Island County Coroner’s Office has identified a body that was found on a Whidbey Island beach.

A woman called 911 on Tuesday to report that she found a body on the beach just below Madrona Way in Coupeville, Washington.

The coroner and sheriff’s office recovered the body — an adult male.

The coroner identified the person as 45-year-old Matthew Fitch, who had gone missing from his home in central Whidbey on October 29.

Officials say they’re investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

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