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Death investigation launched after man found floating in Sacramento River

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Sacramento police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found floating in the Sacramento River near Jibboom Street last week.

Police received a call abut 8:43 a.m. Wednesday from a passerby who reported a body floating near the eastern bank of the river, according to a Police Department news release.

Patrol officers from the department’s Marine Unit responded along with medical personnel from the Sacramento Fire Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Miller Park, where the body was turned over to the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Because the circumstances of the man’s death were not known, homicide detectives began an investigation. The cause and manner of death, and how long the man was in the river, have not been determined, the news release said.

The man’s name has not been released pending notification of family.

The Police Department is asking anyone with information pertaining to the investigation to call the department’s dispatch center at 916-264-5471 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357, or submit an anonymous tip using the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Sacramento Fire Department crews recovered another body from the river near the Jibboom Street Bridge early Saturday afternoon. The age, race and sex of that individual were not known as the body appeared to have been in the river for some time, fire officials said.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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