Coroner, police seek help in identifying body found in Codorus Creek

The York County Coroner's Office and Northeastern Regional Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who was found dead in Codorus Creek in East Manchester Township on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Police Chief Bryan Rizzo told The York Dispatch that a family kayaking in the creek found the body and called 911 shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the coroner's office tweeted that it was still trying to identify the man. Anyone with information on missing persons should call the York County Coroner's Office at 717-840-7617, or Northeastern Regional Police at 717-266-6195. 

Northeastern Regional Police and the coroner's office investigate a body found in the Codorus Creek along the Starview Sportsmen's Association  property, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

Background: The body was in the creek and partially on a rock, Rizzo said, adding it appears the creek's current floated the body there.

The chief said Tuesday it's not yet known whether foul play is involved or whether the death was accidental, natural or suicide.

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He said the body could have been in the water for two days or more.

The area of the creek where the body was found is along Starview Sportsmen's Association property, which is off Jerusalem School Road in East Manchester Township, according to Rizzo.

An autopsy on the body is scheduled for the morning of Friday, Aug. 31.

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