Body found floating in water near Olympia identified as missing California man August 13, 2017
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(OLYMPIA, WA.) -- He was a man traveling from California who was last seen July 22nd parking his Mercedes van at a cafe on Madrona Beach Road NW west of Olympia and then walking toward the water, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
His name: Maximilian A. Robertson, 40, of Joshua Tree, California. He was reported missing to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on Aug. 2.
On Tuesday morning August 8th a body was found in the waters of Eld Inlet. The Thurston County Coroner’s Office has since identified the body as that of Robertson.
It is not yet known how he ended up dead in the water. The coroner's office says he was identified through fingerprints. Cause of death, not yet determined.
Late in July, on the 24th Robertson's van was impounded. Several days later some items were found: cash, a couple cell pones and a iPad all later identified as belonging to the California man.
That material was found several miles from where he was last seen on July 22nd.