CONTINUING COVERAGE: FLOODS OF 2016

RIVER BODY: Police Release Man’s Name

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Police have released the name of the man found in the Des Moines River downtown.

Police identified the body, spotted by a woman near the Center Street dam Friday afternoon, as Sachin Rayappa.

A wet team recovered the 24-year-old’s body and found no obvious signs of injury or trauma. Police think he had been in the river for several days.

An autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death.

The Des Moines resident was reported missing last Tuesday.