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Body found in Eld Inlet identified as missing California man

Maximilian (Max) A. Robertson.
Maximilian (Max) A. Robertson. Thurston County Sheriff’s Office

The dead body found in Eld Inlet Tuesday morning has been identified as a missing man from California.

The Thurston County Coroner’s Office identified the body as Maximilian A. Robertson, also known as Max, 40, from Joshua Tree, California.

Robertson was traveling from California and was last seen on July 22 parking his Mercedes van at The Shipwreck Cafe on Madrona Beach Road Northwest and walking toward the water, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The van was impounded on July 24. Three days later, the sheriff’s office took a report of found property, including cash, two cellphones and an iPad, that was later identified as belonging to Robertson. The property was found on the 3200 block of Aspinwall Road Northwest, about four miles from where he was last seen.

Robertson was reported missing to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 2.

His body was found Tuesday morning in the water off Madrona Beach Road Northwest and Sexton Drive Northwest.

The coroner’s office said he was identified through fingerprints and that the cause of death hasn’t yet been determined.

Abby Spegman: 360-704-6869, @AbbySpegman

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