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Coroner IDs body recovered from Ohio River as missing Louisville man

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the recovered body as 46-year-old Darrell Long. An Operation Return Home was issued for Long March 29.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — According to a release from the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, a body that was recovered in the Ohio River Wednesday has been identified as 46-year-old Darrell Long. 

The body was recovered from the river near a dam in the 800 block of North 27th Street. 

An Operation Return Home was issued for Long, who had been missing since March 29. The alert was canceled Thursday once the body was identified. 

Long's cause of death is pending, according to the Jefferson Co. Coroner's Office.

The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) is still conducting a death investigation in the matter.

The body was recovered by Louisville Metro Police Department's River Patrol, with assistance from the Louisville Metro Fire Dept., EMS and the Coroner's Office.

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