UPDATE: Police ID body found in Wisconsin River

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Published: Jul. 27, 2020 at 6:08 PM CDT
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WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) - The Wisconsin Rapids Police Department has identified the body of a man pulled from the Wisconsin River Monday morning as Pedro Merino Alcantar of Pittsville.

According to a press release, preliminary autopsy results indicate the cause of death as probable drowning. Authorities have received information that a male matching Alcantar’s description was seen walking along State Hwy 13/73 on Friday night and was last seen in the area of Homestead Golf Course around 9:00 p.m.

On Monday, Wisconsin Rapids Police Chief Erman Blevins told NewsChannel 7 a passerby called and reported what they thought was a body.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call Detective David Bailey at the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department at 715-423-4444.

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