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Police ID body found in Great South Bay as Patchogue man

The body found Sunday in the Great South Bay off Sayville has been identified as that of a Patchogue man, police said Friday.

Jose Perez Ramirez, 43, was found on April 30, prompting a police investigation. A ferry crew saw the body about 8 p.m., three-quarters of a mile south of Browns River Road, Suffolk County police said.

“The cause of death is still under investigation but appears noncriminal,” police said Friday in a statement.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the case to call them at 631-852-6392 or Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.

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