Body found in Stanislaus River identified as missing person from Modesto

Near record heat today: lower to middle 90s with plenty of sun.

A body found in the Stanislaus River Tuesday has been identified as a missing person from Modesto, according to the Ripon Police Department.

At approximately 1 p.m., the Ripon Police Department and Fire Department responded to the Stanislaus River near the Spring Creek Country Club based on a report of a body in the river.

Upon arrival, officials recovered the body of Gary Johnson, who appeared to have been in the water for an extended period of time.

Johnson was previously reported as an at-risk missing person on April 1.

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