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Ravell Call, Deseret News
Officials investigate a body found in the river near 1300 West and 300 North in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY — Police are working to identify a man whose body was found in the Jordan River Wednesday.

A maintenance worker cleaning up trash along the river spotted what looked like a body and called police to 1300 West and 300 North around 8:30 a.m., Salt Lake Police Lt. Melody Gray said. Police arrived and were able to confirm that it was a body in the river and removed it.

"There's always currents and we don't know the exact location that the body fell into the river," Gray said. The victim is a man believed to be between 30 and 40 years old.

The body had likely been in the water for one or two days.

The medical examiner's office took the body and will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Meanwhile, police were working to identify the man.

"If it was a natural death, it will just be released to next of kin," Gray said. "There are no obvious signs of trauma or foul play."

Emiley Morgan

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