Body Found In Petaluma River Saturday Night

PETALUMA (KRON) — A deceased man was found in the Petaluma River on Saturday night, according to police.

Limited information is being released until the person’s family can be found and notified.

Police and firefighters responded around 11:40 p.m. to a report that a body could be seen floating in the river just north of Payran Street.

Sgt. Ed Crosby said that it was difficult to access and remove the body until Sunday morning.

A “preliminary identification has been made but will not be released” until an autopsy Tuesday and notification of the next of kin, Crosby said.

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