Cops Identify Body That Was Found in Barrel on Beach in Malibu

August 2, 2023

Investigators in California say they have identified the man whose body was found in a barrel on a beach in Malibu. The LA County Sheriff’s Department says fingerprints confirmed he is Javonnta Murphy, 32, of Los Angeles. Murphy’s Instagram profile says he was a singer and songwriter. His body was found in a 55-gallon plastic drum in the water at Malibu Lagoon State Beach. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.

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