Elmira Police identify body found in culvert, no signs of trauma

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Elmira Police have identified the body found in a culvert earlier this week as Marcus Jones, a 30-year-old from Elmira.

Police say a cause of death has not yet been determined, but there were no signs of trauma.

Additional tests are scheduled and an autopsy was conducted on Friday.

Elmira Police investigating body found in culvert

Police say Jones’ death appears to be “an isolated incident and there are no threats to the general public.”

Jones’s body was found around 3 p.m. near Newtown Creek on East Ave. in Elmira on Wednesday. Police removed his body around 6 p.m. and say he was there for at least one day.

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