Police: Man found dead inside car in the Roanoke River

(Whitney Burney/WSET)

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) - Roanoke Police are investigating after they say a body was found in the Roanoke River Saturday morning.

Officials were sent to Vic Thomas Park, behind Black Dog Salvage, after a report of a vehicle being in the river.

Roanoke Fire EMS called the Swift Water Rescue team to the scene, and officials say they found a man dead inside the vehicle.

His body was sent to the Medical Examiner's Office.

His identity has not been released.

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