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      Auburn couple found dead in Florida river

      Authorities have identified two bodies found floating in a north Florida river as a couple from Auburn.

      The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the body of Grace Maynard was discovered Friday morning floating in the Suwannee River. The body of her husband James was found Sunday about 1.6 miles upstream from Dowling Park. The bodies were found near Mayo, Florida - between Tallahasee and Jacksonville.

      Officials say the Auburn couple had been registered at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park campground in White Springs.

      The couple's truck was found at a boat ramp outside Jasper. Investigators say the couple launched a small boat from the ramp, and somewhere on the river something happened that caused them to enter the water.

      The wildlife commission is investigating.