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Authorities Identify Man Found Dead in Des Moines River

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    April 3, 2014 | 12:36 pm
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have identified the man whose body was found earlier this week near the Des Moines River.

    Police tell the Des Moines Register that 51-year-old Jeffery Heaton likely died of natural causes, based on Polk County medical examiner reports.

    Police Sgt. Jason Halifax says Heaton lived in a tent near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Euclid Avenue in a wooded area along the river.