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Body Found In Detroit River Near Renaissance Center

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View of the Renaissance Center from Canada. (istockphoto)

View of the Renaissance Center from Canada. (istockphoto)

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DETROIT (WWJ) - Police say they pulled a body from the Detroit River on Thursday near the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.

Sgt. Eren Stephens a citizen discovered the body in the river near Rivard Street around 6:15 p.m. and called police.

Authorities say the body is that of a man in his 60s. His identity wasn’t immediately known.

It’s not clear how long the body had been in the water.

An autopsy is planned for Friday.

Detroit police were assisted by the Detroit Fire Department as well as the U.S. Coast Guard.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest.

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