The Lancaster County Coroner has identified the body a kayaker found along the shore of Riverfront Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Delmar Cornelius King, 33 of South 19th Street in Harrisburg, was identified based on his fingerprints, according to the coroner’s office.

King was a missing person, who had last been seen on March 9 in Harrisburg, according to a Facebook post his father.

The cause of death was fresh-water drowning, according to the coroner.

The manner of death remains under investigation by Susquehanna Regional Police, the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office and Harrisburg City Police.

Anyone with information regarding any missing person is urged to contact police at 717-426-1164.

A body was found along the river shore near the Riverfront Park Northwest river trail on 05/04/2021 at approximately 1222 hrs. by a kayaker in the river. The SRPD and Lancaster County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death. Identity of the body has not been determined as of yet. The Lancaster County Coroner's Office took custody of the body and an autopsy is forthcoming to determine cause of death and identity of the body. Anyone with information in regards to a missing person that may be related to this area, please contact SRPD at 717-426-1164 or submit a tip online.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 12:30pm

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