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Taunton man's body found in river


TAUNTON, Mass. ( -- Police are investigating the discovery of a 48-year-old Taunton man's body in the Taunton River.

The Bristol County District Attorney's office identifies the man as Joseph Ferreira. Investigators say boaters found Ferreira's body near the Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The district attorney's office says the investigation is ongoing. The State Medical Examiner's office is expected to conduct an autopsy Friday.