YAKIMA, Wash. — Authorities say the body of a person that appears to have been in the water for an extended period of time was found in the Yakima River.

The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office says authorities were told Thursday afternoon that someone had spotted a body in the Yakima River near the bridge at State Route 22.

The sheriff’s office says the body has been recovered and a death investigation has begun.

The sheriff’s office says the person’s identity isn’t known at this time and that an autopsy will be done Monday.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office at 800-572-0490.

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