Body found floating in Chicago River on Near North Side

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A body was found floating in the Chicago River Thursday morning on the Near North Side.

Someone spotted the body in the river near the 700 block of West Chicago Avenue at 9:20 a.m., according to Chicago Police.

The man, identified as 26-year-old Jose Martes, was dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the Dunning neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

An autopsy Friday did not rule on his cause and manner of death pending further investigation.