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Man found dead in Amazon Creek identified

The name of the man who was found dead in west Eugene has been released.

Posted: Mar 14, 2018 3:47 PM
Updated: Mar 14, 2018 3:59 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Officials have released the identity of the man who was found dead in west Eugene.

READ MORE: Body found in Amazon Creek in west Eugene

Kresmir Tonkovich, 72, was found floating in the Amazon Creek near the Richardson Bridge Monday. A wheelchair was also found near where his body was found with a sign that read "disabled food help need." It is unclear if the wheelchair belongs to Tonkovich.

The Lane County Medical examiner ruled his death as natural causes.

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