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Authorities respond Thursday to a body discovered by two canoeists in the Red River between downtown Fargo and Moorhead. David Samson / The Forum

Body recovered from river identified as Fargo man

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Authorities on Friday identified the body of a man recovered from the Red River on Thursday as 37-year-old Brian Patrick Habiger of Fargo.


Preliminary autopsy results from the state medical examiner in Bismarck determined the cause of death to be drowning.

Fargo police said a full autopsy report, including toxicology, won't be available for several weeks.

Foul play is not suspected, Lt. Pat Claus said.

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