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No signs of foul play in case of man found floating in Santa Ana River

January 15, 2011 |  2:00 pm

Authorities said they have found no signs of foul play in the case a man found in the Santa Ana River on Thursday morning.

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

Police said he drowned and that there were no signs of foul play.

Orange County sheriff's deputies found Perez' car parked near Fifth Street and Fairview Road in Santa Ana. It's not clear if Perez fell into the river or committed suicide, and there was no fishing equipment found on him or near the car, said Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino.

Read the full story here.

Joseph Serna, Times Community News

Photo: An Orange County sheriff's deputy and coroner inspect the body of Jesus Enrique Perez, 24, in the Santa Ana river near Adams Avenue on Thursday. (SCOTT SMELTZER, Times Community News / January 13, 2011)