Dead Man Found Floating in Peconic River in Riverhead

A 34-year-old dead man was found floating in the Peconic River in Riverhead on Tuesday evening, Riverhead Town Police said.

Officers responding to a 911 report of a person in the water found the man face down in the river near a footbridge on the north side of Grangebel Park at 5:11 p.m., police said.

“It was immediately apparent the subject was deceased and had been in the water for an undetermined amount of time,” police said in a news release.

The Riverhead police dive team removed the body from the water. The man was later identified as Victoriano Cohon-Garcia.

His body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death

Investigators do not believe the death to be criminal in nature.

Riverhead police detective are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-727-4500.

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