Coroner releases identity of body found in river near Portland Canal

Coroner releases identity of body found in river near Portland Canal

Coroner releases identity of body found in river near Portland Canal

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by WHAS11

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Posted on June 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The coroner has released the name of a man who was found in the Ohio River earlier this week.

The coroner's office said 47-year-old Leland DeGeest drowned in the river.

His body was found in the river around 3:30 p.m. Monday near the Portland Canal.

Officials said they believe DeGeest was homeless.
 

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