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Body of Missing WSJ Reporter Found in a River

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The body of a missing Wall Street Journal reporter has been found in the Passaic River, more than a year after his disappearance.

David Bird left his home in January 2014 wearing a red jacket, the New York Times reports. He told his wife he was going for a walk in the woods near their home in Long Hill Township, N.J. He never came home, and had been considered a missing person ever since.

Two canoers in the Passaic River saw a red jacket caught up in some branches on Wednesday evening and called the police. Authorities were able to identify Bird by his dental records.

An investigation into the cause of death is underway.


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