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Man found dead in Santa Ana River in Orange County

Authorities are trying to determine the circumstances under which the body of a man got into the Santa Ana River.

Jesus Enrique Perez, 24, of Garden Grove, was pulled from the mud and brush in the middle of the dry riverbed after witnesses spotted his body about 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

Police said there were no signs of foul play and that it appeared Perez had drowned.

Orange County sheriff's deputies found Perez's car parked near Fifth Street and Fairview Road in Santa Ana. His body was found near Adams Avenue where the river serves as a boundary between Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach.


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-- Joseph Serna, Daily Pilot / Times Community News

Photo: An Orange County sheriff's deputy and coroner's investigator inspect the body of Jesus Enrique Perez, 24, in the Santa Ana River. Credit: Scott Smeltzer / Times Community News

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jesus was a good friend always focused in school and wrestled for santiago high school graduated in 2005 , was always a happy person always trying to bring a smile to the team , we will always remember you


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