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Buffalo police identify man found dead in Riverside as man reported missing in Kenmore

Ryan M. Pettit, 29, was reported missing last month.

Ryan M. Pettit, 29, was found dead in Riverside on Tuesday.

The man found dead Tuesday afternoon in Riverside has been identified as Ryan M. Pettit, a 29-year-old who was reported missing to Kenmore police last month.

Pettit's body was found in the field behind a gas station in the 600 block of Tonawanda Street just before 3 p.m., Buffalo police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge said Wednesday.

Volunteers gathered last Friday to search near Ontario and Skillen streets in Riverside for Pettit, who had last been seen Nov. 17.

Police said on Tuesday an autopsy was scheduled. Authorities have not released any further information.

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