Body of man found in Ohio River identified

Updated: Apr. 19, 2017 at 2:35 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The man whose body was found floating in the Ohio River near the Kentucky shore has been identified as a resident of Louisville's Smoketown neighborhood.

Deputy coroner Scott Russ say the cause of death of Melvin McQuarter, 64, is consistent with drowning.

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McQuarter's body was spotted in the river near the Kentucky shore shortly before 1 p.m. April 18.

Russ said McQuarter's body had possibly been in the river for a couple of days.

How McQuarter died is still under investigation.

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