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Thursday, September 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Man’s body pulled from Spokane River north of Greenacres Thursday afternoon

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday pulled a man’s body from the Spokane River near Barker Road.

The man was discovered late Thursday afternoon by a swimmer who observed the body “under several feet of water in the middle of the river,” wrote Cpl. Mark Gregory, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, in a news release.

A sheriff’s office dive team recovered the body shortly after.

While the man’s identity has not been released, Gregory said detectives are working to determine if the body is that of 49-year-old Todd A. Jacobson, who was reported missing earlier this week. He was last seen Tuesday.

Jacobson, according to a news release, was reportedly suicidal. His residence is less than half a mile from where the body was discovered.

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