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Update: Body found in Conestoga River identified as man missing since Feb. 8

The body of Albert Lopez was found Monday morning in the river near a parking area for the Conestoga Greenway walking trail, police say.
Credit: Manheim Township Police Department

LANCASTER, Pa. — Update, 10:45 a.m. (March 31): The Lancaster County Coroner's Office has identified the deceased as Albert Lopez Jr. of Manheim Township. 

Lopez, 34, was reported missing from his Cottage Avenue home on Feb. 8, according to Manheim Township Police. He was listed as a missing endangered person due to a medical condition, police say.

Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamantoni said an autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday morning.


Lancaster City Police are investigating after a body was found in the Conestoga River near South Duke Street Monday morning.

Police confirmed a man's body was found in the water on the 1300 block of South Duke Street, near the parking area of the Conestoga Greenway walking trail.

Police believe the body had been there "for a little while," a spokesperson told FOX43.

The Lancaster County Coroner's Office responded to the scene, and the investigation is ongoing, police say.

At this point, police do not believe there is any threat to the public. There were no obvious signs of trauma, police say.

Investigators are working to determine the person's identity, police say.

FOX43 will have more details as they become available.

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