Marina Green Victim Identified

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011  |  Updated 9:21 AM PDT
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A gruesome crime catches the attention of the Marina District as a man from Olympia Washington is killed.

A gruesome crime catches the attention of the Marina District as a man from Olympia Washington is killed.

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A man whose body was found in the water at the harbor near San  Francisco's Fort Mason on Tuesday morning has been identified by the medical  examiner's office as Dennis Knowlton.

Knowlton, a 20-year-old resident of Olympia, Wash., was found  after authorities responded to a call at 6:36 a.m. Tuesday reporting a body  floating in the water.

Knowlton was wearing a white tank top shirt and blue jeans,  according to police.

A blood trail led from outside a post office at Beach and Buchanan  streets to a spot near where Knowlton's body was found, police said.

Someone had called police Monday night at about 10:30 p.m. to  report fresh blood in the area of Laguna and North Point streets. Officers  responded but didn't find a victim. The next day it was determined that the  caller had mistakenly given dispatchers the wrong location, police said.

The death is being investigated as a homicide, but police are not  yet releasing any information about possible suspects.

A dive team was headed out to the water where Knowlton was found  to search for other evidence in the case this morning, police Officer Albie  Esparza said.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to call the  Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by  text message to TIP411.

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