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Missing North Tonawanda man’s body recovered; foul play is not suspected

WHEATFIELD – The body of a missing North Tonawanda man was recovered by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department after it was discovered by a fisherman at 3:15 p.m. Sunday in a Wheatfield pond in an area known as “Demlers.”

Frances Christman, 35, of Cottage Street, had been missing since April 1 when he failed to return home after taking his dog for a walk.

North Tonawanda Police said after a preliminary investigation with Niagara County Sheriff’s Department that no foul play is suspected. An autopsy was performed at the Erie County Medical Examiner’s Office and the cause of death is pending the result of a toxicology report.