Group searching for Adam Gilbertson finds a body in South Platte River in Denver

DENVER -- A body was found in the South Platte River in Denver Saturday afternoon by a group who was participating in a search for a missing man. The identity of the person who was found is not known yet.

Denver police said the body was found in the water near West Alameda Avenue and I-25.

Police spokesman John White said the body was an adult male. The man's body had been in the water for quite some time, and it had undergone some decomposition. The medical examiner will work to make an identification.

Adam Gilbertson, 29, has been missing from Denver for almost a month. His family, friends and volunteers gathered Saturday to conduct a search for Adam.

White said it was a member of that group who found the body along the Platte River. He emphasized police do not know the identity of the person who was found dead.

White took a moment during a brief news conference to thank the community for coming together to search for Adam on Saturday.

This story is developing and it will be updated as we get more information.

 

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