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Man found dead in river was 81-year-old from East St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS -- Authorities have identified a man whose body was pulled from the Mississippi River near St. Louis.

St. Clair County, Illinois, coroner Calvin Dye Sr. says 81-year-old William Rucker of East St. Louis, Illinois, was pronounced dead Wednesday night after his body was found in the river at Sauget, Illinois. An initial autopsy indicates that Rucker drowned. A toxicology report is pending.

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