MALIBU, Calif. (KABC) -- The man found dead inside a barrel at Malibu Lagoon State Beach has been identified.
The coroner's office on Wednesday identified the man as 32-year-old Jovannta Murphy.
The 55-gallon plastic barrel drum was first seen at the lagoon on Sunday by sanitation workers, but they were unable to retrieve it.
On Monday, a lifeguard was able to bring it to shore and that's when the body was discovered.
How long the barrel was there - and the cause of death of the person inside - are questions that will be subject to investigation.
Authorities said the barrel had a printing company chemical label on it.