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Body found by dog in American River is identified as Sacramento man

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified a man found dead in the American River in November.

A dog found the body of Jerry Monk, 42, of Sacramento floating in the water at Sutter’s Landing park in Sacramento.

The dog came upon the body about 7:35 a.m. Nov. 18. The dog’s owner phoned in the discovery, and Fire Department personnel arrived at the park near 28th Street.

The cause of death has not been released, pending toxicology results.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews