July 27, 2011 in City

Body found in river identified as missing teenager

 

The body pulled Tuesday from the Spokane River is that of Alexander Allen, 18, who was reported missing July 22, Spokane police said today.

There does not appear to be signs of foul play, police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer DeRuwe said.

Allen, a Spokane resident, was last seen in the downtown area around midnight July 19.

His family has been notified of the death.

The Spokane Fire Department pulled the body from the river in the area of West Boone Avenue and North Evergreen Street.

Kayakers had spotted it about 11:10 a.m. Tuesday. Firefighters were able to quickly find the body and retrieve it from the river.

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