November 29, 2010 in City

Man’s body found in Spokane River


The body of a man who appears to be about 30 years old was pulled from the Spokane River on Sunday.

Riverfront Park security staff spotted the body just north of the Skyride about 9:35 a.m. and called police, said Spokane police Officer Tim Moses.

The corpse showed no obvious signs of trauma and did not appear to be in the water long, but Moses said the cold temperature could be a factor. No identification was found.

“Right now we’re at a loss. Detectives are working on it,” Moses said. “We’ll know the cause of death and a few more definitive answers once the autopsy is complete.”

Police closed the west side of the park as they removed the body.

The Spokane County medical examiner’s office is expected to conduct an autopsy today.

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