Police: Body found in Christina River

March 26, 2009 4:49:35 AM PDT
Wilmington police say they are investigating the death of a 49-year-old man whose body was found in the Christina River. An officer found the body just after noon on Wednesday in the water near the 600 block of Justison Landing.

Wilmington police spokesman Master Sgt. Steven Barnes says the body appeared to have been in the water for some time.

The body has been turned over to the Medical Examiner's office to determine the cause of death.

Police say identification was found on the man's body, but they are still trying to verify his identity.

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