Body of missing North Carolina man found in river

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The body of a North Carolina man who was reported missing last month has been found in a river, police said.

The Asheville Police Department said in a news release that officers received an anonymous tip about a body in the Swannanoa River on Saturday. The man was identified as Jose Renoso Ramirez, 19, of Woodfin, who had been reported missing on Sept. 27.

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Asheville police were working with the Woodfin Police Department in the case.

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An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of Ramirez’s death, and Asheville police say that due to the suspicious nature, the department is investigating his death as a homicide. No further details were available.

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