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Dead body found in Chicago River downtown

Someone noticed the body Thursday morning and directed authorities to the 400 block of East River Drive.

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A dead body was found in the Chicago River Thursday morning near River North.

Someone noticed the body about 8 a.m. and directed authorities to the 400 block of East River Drive, between Columbus and Lake Shore drives, according to an email from police spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli.

Firefighters and the police marine unit responded and found the body of the man in the river, Bartoli said.

The man was identified as Joseph William Doire, 30, of Roscoe Village, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Detectives were conducting a death investigation.