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Body identified after being pulled from Allegheny River near Blawnox

Chuck Biedka
| Monday, May 22, 2017 12:57 p.m
Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
Akisha 'Kiki' Benton shows a photograph of her and her brother, Greg Benton, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Family members feared Greg Benton drowned in the Allegheny River following a police chase on Feb. 23 that ended with a car crash on the New Kensington Bridge. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office indentified Greg Benton's body on Monday.

The body of Gregory Benton, 37, was pulled from the Allegheny River Sunday after being found near the 100 block of First Avenue in Blawnox.

The incident was reported around 6 p.m. when a boater spotted Benton’s body and called 911.

The cause and manner of death are pending. Allegheny County police are investigating.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, or via Twitter .

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