Body found at Cornet Bay IDed

The body of a man found on North Whidbey Nov. 9 has been identified as a missing Bellingham man.

The body of a man found at Cornet Bay on North Whidbey Nov. 9 has been identified as a missing Bellingham man, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

John Romankiewicz went missing Nov. 8 from his York neighborhood home in Bellingham. He left without his phone, wallet and keys and didn’t have a car, KIRO 7 reported.

The cause of death has not been determined yet, but investigators do not suspect foul play, according to Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing.

A beach walker found the debris-covered body on a beach about a quarter of a mile from the Cornet Bay boat launch. No ID was found on the body.

Romankiewicz’s wife and friends turned to social media in an attempt to find him after he went missing; his wife said he had been depressed, KGMI radio reported.

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