Riley Strain’s body found, autopsy pending
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Riley Strain’s body found, autopsy pending

Riley Strain’s body has been found. Police say a worker at a business several miles away from downtown Nashville made the discovery on Friday morning.


WKRN shares that Strain’s body was found in the Cumberland River near the Nations neighborhood in West Nashville. Specifically, he was near where 61st Ave. North approaches the river.

This area is eight miles upstream, although only a five mile drive through downtown.

“No foul-play trauma was observed,” Metro Nashville PD say. There were several identifiers used to confirm the body is Strain’s.

During a Friday morning press conference, MNPD police chief John Drake said Strain’s shirt and watch were two key items on the body that allowed them to be sure it was him. An autopsy will be performed.

Drake also said there was no evidence to indicate anything other than Strain fell into the river. The family was notified on Friday, as well — several family members had been in town since March 11 to aid in a search that attracted considerable media and social media attention.

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