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Body Found Identified As Bradley Novak

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- KNDU received official confirmation the body found in the Columbia river is in fact 27 year old Bradley Novak.

Autopsy results show Novak died of cold water drowning. His body was found Saturday floating on the shoreline between Boise Cascade and Highway 730.

Benton County deputies tell us they had a plane out today looking for 25-year-old Julianne Keel. She is Novak's girlfriend who's also been missing for a few weeks.

Sources close to the family tell us Keel is five months pregnant. On Thursday we talked to a woman who lives in Novak's old neighborhood.

"Every contact that I had with brad he demonstrated a very respectful and kind nature toward me," said one neighbor who didn't want to be identified.

KNDU staff also talked to members of the Novak and Keel families. They chose not to go on camera and say this is a difficult time.

Benton County deputies say they don't suspect any foul play in Novak's death but are still investigating.