A man’s body found in the water off-shore near Marina del Rey early Sunday, April 27th, has been identified as a Playa del Rey man who was reported missing after a boat he rented was found unoccupied earlier in the month, a Los Angeles County Coroner spokesman said.

The decomposed body of Daniel Bolour, 40, was found in Santa Monica Bay at about 7:45 a.m., said Lt. Fred Corral, a coroner spokesman. Lifeguards and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies were called to the scene and removed the body.

An autopsy was performed Tuesday, April 29th, but determination of the cause of death has been deferred pending toxicology tests, Corral said.

Bolour, a self-employed Playa del Rey resident who owned a carpeting business, was last seen April 8th, when he rented a motorboat alone from Marina Boat Rentals at Fisherman’s Village in Marina del Rey.

Lifeguards found the boat unoccupied about two hours later drifting approximately 300 yards off-shore near Navy Street in Venice.

There was no evidence of foul play discovered on the boat, according to detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit. The boat had all required safety equipment on board when it was rented.

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