Body discovered in Juneau's Mendenhall River

 Juneau Police Department, JPD
Juneau Police Department, JPD (KTUU)
Published: Apr. 10, 2019 at 4:09 PM AKDT
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A Juneau man discovered the body of an adult male in Mendenhall River Wednesday morning according to Juneau police.

JPD says the body was discovered around 11:22 am after a man saw a coat in the water and waded into the river where he discovered "there was a body in the coat" caught on a rock.

Capital City Fire and Rescue and JPD officers pulled the body to shore shortly after 12 pm.

Police say there were no immediate signs of trauma visible on the body.

JPD says the man has been tentatively identified as an adult male "who is not from Alaska."

JPD spokesperson Erann Kalwara declined to elaborate on how the man's residency was determined.

This is a developing story.

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