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Christopher Dornblaser

Officials have identified the man whose body was pulled from the Susquehanna River almost two weeks ago.

The York County Coroner's Office confirmed Wednesday that Taku Minemura, 30, from, Mineola, New York, was pulled from the river in Fairview Township on April 15.

Taku Minemura. Photo courtesy Fairview Township Police.

Fairview Township Police say Minemura was last seen on Dec. 5 in New York, and was reported missing when he did not show up for work. His car was found in Summerdale, Cumberland County, on Jan. 14, and police believe the car had been there since the beginning of December.

The man's remains were found halfway between the railroad tracks and the river, just south of where the Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge spans the Susquehanna River at Highspire, Dauphin County, police have said.

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Fairview Township Police Chief Jason Loper said the department is still investigating the cause of Minemura's death.

"We are not ruling out suicide, homicide, accidental or natural (causes). We don't have enough information at this time," he said.

East Pennsboro Police, Nassua County Police in New York, along with the York County Coroner's Office, worked with the Fairview Township Police the past week and a half to determine his identity.

Minemura's family in Japan has been notified of his death.

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