Kayakers Find Body Floating In Dover’s Saint Jones River Saturday

Dover Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found on Saturday, according to Dover Police Public Information Office Sergeant Mark Hoffman.

Hoffman said on Saturday, July 2, 2022, officers from the Dover Police Department were called to the area of the Saint Jones River, behind Capitol Green for a report of a body being found in the river.

A group of kayakers located the body on the shoreline of the river and notified the police. With assistance from the Dover Fire Department, the body was removed from the water. Hoffman said the subject was a male, but additional details were unknown due to the advanced state of decomposition.

No obvious signs of trauma were noticed on scene, but the cause of death is unknown. The cause of death and identification of the subject is pending further examination by the medical examiners office.

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