Police found the corpse of a man they believe to be a foreigner north of Baghdad (search) on Friday, authorities said.
The body, which had blond hair and Western features, was pulled from the Tigris River (search) near the central Iraqi village of Yethrib, said Capt. Hakim al-Azawi, the head of security at Tikrit's Teaching Hospital.
The man, who was described as tall, was shot in the back of the head.
"We believe he is a foreigner because he is blond and well built," al-Azawi said.
There were no documents found on the body, which was described as wearing blue trousers and a plaid shirt.