Police: body found in river

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PLYMOUTH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — There are more questions than answers after a deadly discovery along the Susquehanna River. Human remains turned up Saturday afternoon around 2:30 in Plymouth.

Authorities are sharing very little information about the identity of those human remains. Investigators aren’t the only ones looking for information. One person who lives nearby says she will be more cautious when walking by the river from now on.

Caution tape and emergency responders are not what people living near the Susquehanna River in Plymouth expected to see Saturday afternoon.

“This is a very quiet street. Hardly anything happens on this street,” Barbara Duddy, who lives on Beade Street said.

But that changed in a hurry after a kayaker called 911 reporting a deadly discovery along the shoreline near the Plymouth/Larksville line.

“All we know at this time was that a body was recovered in the river,” Plymouth Police Department patrolman Ryan Zielinski said.

Responders stayed on scene for about two hours. They could not tell us how long ago the victim had been deceased but word at the scene is that the death did not appear to have happened recently. The Susquehanna River is a place where many people fish or take a stroll like Duddy.

“It’s getting concerning now when I walk it because that’s what I was planning on doing,” Duddy said.

Duddy remembers nearly two years ago in the same area, the body of a fisherman named Rick Bevan was found near the Carey Avenue bridge. Now, this latest deadly discovery raises another red flag.

“You never know what’s going on there,” Duddy said.

No word yet on when an autopsy will be done. This is still an open investigation being led by state police.

Saturday’s discovery comes seven months after a murder victim was reportedly thrown into the Susquehanna River in Wyoming County. The body of Haley Lorenzen was never recovered which was raising speculation Saturday night if the human remains could be hers.

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