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Dive Team Finds Body In Spokane River

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Police had roped off the area around the carousel in Riverfront Park after getting a report of a bloody assault in that area (Photo: KHQ) Police had roped off the area around the carousel in Riverfront Park after getting a report of a bloody assault in that area (Photo: KHQ)
Police said Tuesday morning they didn't have enough evidence to link the alleged assault to the disappearance of 21-year-old Romero Vivit Police said Tuesday morning they didn't have enough evidence to link the alleged assault to the disappearance of 21-year-old Romero Vivit
SPOKANE, Wash. -

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office dive team has found a body in the Spokane River. No official confirmation has been given, but authorities say they believe it is the body of 21-year-old Romero Vivit, who's been missing since early Saturday morning.

Authorities say they won't be able to say for sure until an autopsy can be performed.

We have a crew in Riverfront Park gathering more information and we will update this story as soon as new information becomes available.

Previous Coverage:

SPOKANE, Wash. - A dive team from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office descended on Riverfront Park Tuesday morning to help Spokane Police investigate what appears to have been a bloody assault near the carousel and the edge of the Spokane River.

Police spokesperson Jennifer DeRuwe said the alleged assault may or may not be connected to the disappearance of 21-year-old Romero Vivit, who was reported missing by friends and family over the weekend. Vivit was last seen in the early hours of Saturday morning, downtown at the Revolver Bar and may also have been seen at Riverfront Park.

Police wrapped crime tape around the carousel late Monday night and didn't start removing it until Tuesday morning, saying they recovered articles of clothing with significant amounts of blood on them, and also added they found blood spots down near the south bank of the river. Evidence flags could be seen in several places around the carousel as well as near the water.

The dive team that arrived Tuesday around 10 a.m. was expected to spend at least two hours searching the river from the carousel to the small dam nearby. The water in that area is believed to be about 30-feet deep.

Vivit is 5-foot-11, 140 pounds with brown hair. Anyone who knows anything about his whereabouts are asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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