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Follow-Up: Body in Roane river identified

Authorities in Roane County have identified the man whose body was found in the Emory River on Monday night as 32-year-old Alex Ruppe of Oakdale in Morgan County.

The body was found floating in the river Monday night in Harriman.

The autopsy report is still pending, so it is unclear how Ruppe died, but we will keep you posted as we learn more.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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