Woman's body pulled from river near St. Louis

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Friday, March 11 2016 Mar 11, 2016 Friday, March 11, 2016 8:40:00 AM CST March 11, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An autopsy is planned after a woman's body was pulled from the Mississippi River near St. Louis.

KSDK-TV reports that the body was discovered Thursday afternoon near Grafton, Illinois. A fisherman alerted authorities.

Grafton Police Chief Marshal Lewis says it could be the body of a Grafton woman who was last seen the day after Christmas. In January, police speculated that flash flooding may have swept the woman's car into a culvert that runs into the river.

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