Man found dead under Perche Creek Bridge

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COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department was investigating a death Tuesday morning. Detectives said a man was found dead under the Perche Creek Bridge at Interstate 70 eastbound Monday afternoon.

Employees of Consolidated Water District #1 working in the area discovered the man shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Boone County Detective Tom O'Sullivan could not comment on whether the department suspects foul play.

The man's identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.

(Editor's Note: The man found deceased yesterday under the Perche Creek Bridge has been identified as 44-year-old James K. McAuley.)