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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Identification of Body Found in Water Basin

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 9, 2022) – Anaheim PD detectives have identified the deceased subject located in an Anaheim water basin as 39-year-old Orange resident, Starwalking-Joseph Wayne Lignowski.

On Sunday, May 8, 2022, at about 5:36 p.m., Anaheim Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a water basin located near Placentia Avenue and Orangethorpe Avenue in Anaheim, after receiving a report of a body seen in the water. AF&R personnel arrived on scene and located the body of Lignowski in the water, near the shoreline. Anaheim Police Department homicide detectives responded to examine the scene and body.

Detectives are working to determine the circumstances of the death. The cause of death will be determined at autopsy by Orange County Sheriff-Coroner personnel.

Anyone with information of Lignowski or his activities leading up to his death is encouraged to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.

Starwalking-Joseph Wayne Lignowski

Starwalking-Joseph Wayne Lignowski

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