Police identify man whose body washed ashore near former Revel Casino in Atlantic City

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Friday, August 4, 2017
Man found on beach identified
Man found on beach identified: Rick Williams reports during Action News at Noon on August 4, 2017.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (WPVI) -- Authorities have identified the man whose body washed ashore in Atlantic City Thursday night.

31-year-old Jeffrey Wilkens of Illinois was found at 8 p.m. by people walking on the beach near the former Revel Casino.

Watch raw video from the scene in the video player above.

Atlantic City police say Wilkens was first reported missing at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Police and the U.S. Coast Guard had been searching for him.

No further details were given on the circumstances surrounding Wilkens' death.


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