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Body found off LJ coast

A man whose body was found floating in the ocean off the coast of La Jolla after he apparently committed suicide was identified today by the coroner’s office.

The body of Chris Reid Powell, 58, was discovered about 5 p.m. Thursday by a kayaker in the swells about 300 yards offshore from Children’s Pool Beach, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Powell, who was single and lived alone in Pacific Beach, sent a letter to his brother saying he was going to take his own life, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The body has yet to be examined and the cause of death has not been

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determined, according to the office.