Body found in Missouri River, near Atchison, Kansas, believed to be that of missing man from St. Joseph

Body Found

The body of a male was discovered on Thursday morning at approximately 11 o’clock, between St. Joseph, Missouri and Atchison, Kansas in the waters of the Missouri River.  Atchison County (KS) Sheriff Jack Laurie said he believes it is the body of a man reporting missing on Wednesday morning in the river near St. Joseph. 

The body was discovered by the public just before 10 o’clock Thursday morning, with a call made to area law enforcement at 10.  The missing man from the St. Joseph area had been swimming in the river near downtown St. Joseph at 2:30 AM Wednesday, when his female companion said he never resurfaced after going under the water.

An autopsy is planned in Kansas City.  Authorities are hopeful to I.D. the man sometime during the day on Friday.