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Missing Carson Man’s Body Found In Dominguez Channel

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CARSON (CBS) — A body found in the Dominguez Channel in Carson has been identified as that of a 23-year-old man reported missing 11 days ago.

Coroner’s investigators identified the body as that of Elgin Olu Stafford, who until recently was pursing a master’s degree in public diplomacy at USC.

elgin stafford1 Missing Carson Mans Body Found In Dominguez Channel

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Stafford was last seen leaving his residence in the 20000 block of Campaign Drive in the early hours of March 20.

His body was found Thursday between Avalon Boulevard and 213th Street, but it was unclear how he died.

The man’s family told police Stafford had been exhibiting erratic behavior, and reported he was under a great deal of stress.

Stafford, a graduate of UC Berkeley, reportedly worked as a intern to Rep. Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, last summer.

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