Del Norte County Sheriff’s investigators have determined the identity of a man found dead in the mouth of the Klamath River Friday, as Alfredo Canez, 41, of Weitchpec.

Sheriff’s Cmdr. Bill Steven said investigators used photographs from family members to confirm his identity.

Steven said while a cause of death has not been determined, Canez was known to have suicidal episodes.

Canez’s body was observed by a resident Friday in the mouth of the Klamath River. Steven loosely estimated that Canez’s body had been in the water for more than a week, making identification difficult to confirm.

Steven said investigators are waiting for toxicology reports to come back from the lab.

The case remains under investigation.

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