A body was recovered from the Mississippi River near the Highway 52 bridge is being identified by the Hennepin County medical examiner's office. According to The Associated Press, 'Police spokesman Paul Schnell says the body appeared to have been in the water a long time, so an autopsy will be needed to determine information about the person and cause of death.
Because of the level of decomposition, Schnell said the the body may have been in the water for some time. It was turned over to the Hennepin County medical examiner's office for identification and autopsy. During the autopsy, which may take a few days to complete, officials will try to determine cause of death and whether the victim was male or female.
Police working to identify body found in Mississippi River, Minnesota Public Radio, 06/22/09
Body found in Mississippi River near U.S. 52 bridge in St. Paul, 06/22/09