Body found in Mississippi River at St. Louis identified

4 years 9 months 5 days ago Friday, August 21 2015 Aug 21, 2015 Friday, August 21, 2015 2:20:39 PM CDT August 21, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities have identified a man found in the Mississippi River at downtown St. Louis.

The Illinois State Police are investigating the death of 65-year-old August Stark of Alhambra, Illinois. The body was recovered Thursday after a towboat captain spotted it and contacted the St. Louis Fire Department.

It was the second time this week a body had been found in the river at St. Louis. On Monday, the body of 33-year-old Jason Hayes of West Alton was pulled from the river. He had been missing for two days after his boat hit an unknown object.

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