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Police: Coventry man reported missing found dead

Police said the body of 46-year-old John Benevides was located in the Pawtuxet River behind Rhodes Technologies on Washington Street Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (Police photo)

A Coventry man who was reported missing has been found dead, according to authorities.

Police said the body of 46-year-old John Benevides was located in the Pawtuxet River behind Rhodes Technologies on Washington Street Tuesday around 2:30 p.m.

Firefighters and rescue workers arrived at the scene and removed the body from the water, with detectives to positively identify him as Benevides.

Authorities said there were no signs of foul play.

Benevides was last seen alive on June 16.

The Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Office has custody of the body and will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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