An autopsy is due today on the body of a young man found drowned in the Scioto River of Columbus Ohio on Tuesday.
The Columbus Division Police Dive Team extricated the corpse from floating debris yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of the Scioto Audubon Metro Park near Interstate-71 and Greenlawn Ave.
It was then delivered to the Franklin County Coroner's Office for medical examination.
At present the victim's identity is still unknown, but homicide detectives said they're poring over several outstanding missing persons reports for a possible connection.
A department spokesman said the unidentified young male was found fully-clothed and that his body was in "pretty good condition," suggesting that it hadn't been in the river for very long.
“We have a male in his twenties and we don’t know why he died,” he also stated. The death is therefore being treated as "suspicious" pending further investigation.
Joey LaBute mysteriously went missing from a downtown Columbus restaurant earlier this month.
The 26-year-old has not been seen or heard from ever since that night.