Sacto 9-1-1
February 3, 2012
Body found in American River is Oregon man

A body found in the American River beneath the Foresthilll Bridge has been identified as an Oregon man.

The Placer County coroner's office identified the man today as Peter Matthew Wynters, 30, of Newport, Ore. An autopsy revealed that Wynters died of injuries from jumping off the bridge, the coroner said in a written statement.

Wynters was found Tuesday by a hiker who reported seeing a body floating in the American River directly under the bridge, officials said.

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