Ed. Note: On Oct. 19, SDPD identified the victim as Haitham "Max" Elshayeb.
An Egyptian man was found dead in the ocean off San Diego last week and homicide investigators are trying to determine what led to the man's death.
A fisherman first spotted the body of a man roughly 2.5 miles offshore on Wednesday, police said.
On Monday, police identified the man as Abdelkader Elshayeb, of Egypt.
Elshayeb was wearing board shorts and there was a chain wrapped around his waist, police said. The chain was less than half of an inch thick.
The SDPD Homicide Unit is currently investigating it as a suspicious death.
Anyone with information can contact San Diego police detectives at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.