UPDATE: Medical Examiner identifies body found floating in Santa Cruz River

The cause of death was determined to be drowning

UPDATE: Medical Examiner identifies body found floating in Santa Cruz River
(Source: Paul Durrant)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Pima County Medical Examiner identified the body found floating in the Santa Cruz River on Thursday, July 23.

Through fingerprint identification the body was found to be 54-year-old John Chutkow. Dr. Greg Hess determined that he died drowning.

The body was recovered near Interstate 10 and Speedway amid the heavy rains and flood warnings in Tucson.

Tucson Fire at the time said it appeared the person had been dead for some time and was not caused from the rainstorms.

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