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Police identify body found in Spokane River

Mon., Sept. 19, 2011, 3:02 p.m.

A body found in the Spokane River Sunday has been identified as Christopher Don Rogers, 31.

Police released Rogers’ name on Monday. His cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Spokane police spokeswoman Jennifer DeRuwe said major crimes detectives are investigating. She said Rogers has not been reported missing.

Rogers’ body was spotted shortly before 8 a.m. in the river by an employee at Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive, according to the Spokane Police Department.

Rogers was in prison from 2003 to 2007 for a drug conviction and firearm enhancement in Asotin County, according to the Washington Department of Corrections. It’s unclear when he came to Spokane.



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