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Authorities ID body found in Jordan Lake

Posted May 12, 2008 9:52 a.m. EDT
Updated May 12, 2008 12:05 p.m. EDT

— The Chatham County Sheriff's Office has identified a man whose body was found floating in Jordan Lake on Friday morning.

Investigators said the body belonged to Rosalio Ramirez Cordona, 27, whose last known address was in Siler City.

Inside a pocket of Cordona's khaki pants, deputies found identification from Townsend's Poultry Plant in Pittsboro.

Cordona had not been reported missing, and the cause of his death has not been established. Investigators hoped to talk on Monday with the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where Cordona's body was sent for an autopsy.

When the body was found, investigators said they were treating the case as a suspicious death.

David Stein, 21, spotted Cordona's body while fishing in the Robeson Creek section of Jordan Lake, off Hanks Chapel Road.

It was unclear how long the body had been in the water, authorities said.

Authorities were checking Cordona's immigration status.