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Body discovered near Nesquehoning Creek

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    Crews prepare to recover the body of an unidentified man near Nesquehoning Creek. ALLYSON KUSKO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

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    Emergency crews are on scene Sunday morning on Route 209. The body of an unidentified man was discovered by two fisherman. ALLYSON KUSKO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Published April 21. 2019 07:15PM

Two fishermen discovered a body Sunday morning near Nesquehoning Creek between the borough and Jim Thorpe.

Nesquehoning police were dispatched to the area at 11:48 a.m.

They met the two fishermen, who were heading down the creek toward James Run, along Route 209 in a pull-off area. The police went down an embankment near the train tracks and hiked down another embankment to the creek, where they found the body.

Fire crews from New Columbus, Hauto and Nesquehoning staged at the sewer plant and then helped to bring the body up from the bottom of a steep embankment. Carbon Coroner Bob Miller said the deceased is a man, with no identification.

It appeared that the body was there about a month.

The Nesquehoning police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the body.

The description given is of a white male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with white shoulder length hair. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with a red and blue design. The square design read “Quik Silver” underneath it. He was wearing black jeans and one burgundy colored boot.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nesquehoning at 570-669-9111. Miller said an autopsy is planned.

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