MUPD investigating body found in Hinkson Creek

4 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, March 10 2015 Mar 10, 2015 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:28:00 PM CDT March 10, 2015 in News
By: Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter and Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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COLUMBIA - The University Police Department is investigating a death after officers found a body in Hinkson Creek Tuesday morning.

MUPD Captain B. Weimer said officers responded to Hinkson Creek east of Providence Road at 9:53 a.m. after they received a report of a body in the creek.

Officers described the body as a white male, in his late teens or early twenties with a slender build, approximately 6-feet-tall and with a large birthmark on his left calf. They said they have identified him but are not releasing his name until his family has been notified.

MUPD said he was not a University of Missouri student.

Weimer said there is no indication of foul play at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Shawn Spalding at 573-882-5928 or 573-864-8571.

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the most recent information.]

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