LATEST: The body of a paparazzo charged with battery over his aggressive efforts to photograph Reese Witherspoon and her children might not be positively identified until Friday (10FEB06).

The Los Angeles County coroner's office is examining a body found inside a Brentwood, California home on Sunday (05FEB06), believed to be photographer Todd Wallace.

Authorities have been searching for the photographer for nearly two months after he skipped bail upon being charged in the Witherspoon incident.

The photographer is known for using multiple aliases and travelling extensively, and officials feared he may have fled the US to Central America.

Patrick Ahle, a prosecutor handling the Witherspoon case, said, given Wallace's past history of aliases, he would wait until the photographer's death is confirmed before assuming the deceased man is him.

Wallace was arrested in September (05) for allegedly pushing a friend of Witherspoon's and striking a five-year-old child with his camera while the star was visiting Disneyland in California.