Body found in Christiana River in Christiana, Delaware

CHRISTIANA, Del. - June 11, 2013

The body was found around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Route 273 between Route 7 and Old Baltimore Pike.

Police say an industrial painting crew working under the elevated section of the Christiana Bypass (Route 273) spotted the decomposing body of a fully clothed adult white male in the Christina River.

Officers and fire rescue boats responded to the scene to recover the body. It was then turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Police say the victim remains unidentified at this time. If anyone has any information about this incident you are asked to contact authorities by dialing 302-834-2630 Extension 208. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

The investigation is ongoing at this hour.

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