An Egyptian security official says the decomposed body of an Israeli found on Egypt's Mediterranean coast near the Israeli and Gaza borders has been transferred to Israeli authorities.

The official says Saturday that the body had a bullet hole in it, adding that it was not clear whether the man died in Egypt or if his body drifted from Israeli waters.

The body was found last week near the northern Sinai village of Sheikh Zuweyid. Egyptian police consider the unsolved case closed after returning the body to Israelis on Friday, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to brief reporters.