Police identify man found dead in Seal Beach flood control channel, seek tips from public

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SEAL BEACH – Seal Beach police asked for the public’s help on Tuesday, March 19, in retracing the steps of a man whose body was found in a flood control channel last week.

Police are seeking more information about 28-year-old Brandon Atchley, whose last known address was in Yorba Linda, said Seal Beach police Sgt. Mike Henderson.

A construction worker came upon Atchley’s body about 1:40 p.m. March 14 in a flood control channel near Bolsa Chica Street and Edinger Avenue, Henderson said.

Police want to talk to anyone who spoke with Atchley between Feb. 11 and March 14, he said.

Police have reached out to the public for information regarding the death of Brandon Atchley, 28, most recently of Yorba Linda. A construction worker found his body in a flood control wash near the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday, March 14. He was described as 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 213 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a goatee, and was known to frequent Anaheim and Garden Grove. Authorities have not confirmed his cause of death. (Photo courtesy of the Seal Beach Police Department)

Atchley was known to frequent Garden Grove and Anaheim, Henderson said. He was about 6-foot-2, weighed 213 pounds and had brown hair, brown eyes and a goatee.