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Coroner to determine identity, cause of death of body in Sacramento River

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has taken custody of a body found Sunday in the Sacramento River west of Natomas.

Sacramento firefighters assisted in the recovery of the body about 5:30 p.m. Sunday near the 3100 block of Garden Highway. It was not clear if the badly decomposed body was that of a man or woman.

The body appeared to have been in the water for quite a while, according to a Fire Department spokesman.

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Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews