Erik Spaw. (KCRG TV photo)

Human remains found on the Cedar River have been identified as a missing Cedar Rapids city water department employee.

The State Medical Examiner has identified the remains found by hunters on December 30th as those of 54-year-old Erik Spaw. Spaw went missing on May 7th after the city-owned pickup truck he had been driving between work sites was found submerged in the Cedar River. An extensive search of the river had failed to locate his body.

Spaw’s mother told KCRG TV that complications from his diabetes could have contributed to his accident.

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