Body recovered from Missouri River

Jefferson City firefighters use their rescue boat as they help police investigate and recover a dead body that was found floating in the Missouri River Saturday morning.

Jefferson City firefighters use their rescue boat as they help police investigate and recover a dead body that was found floating in the Missouri River Saturday morning. Photo by Shaun Zimmerman.

A body was found in the Missouri River on Saturday morning.

According to Jefferson City Police, officers were dispatched to an area north of Chestnut Street at 10:52 a.m. after receiving the report of a body found in the river.

Officers at the scene contacted Jefferson City detectives, who responded to the scene to lead the investigation. Members of the Cole County Sheriff’s Department were called into assist, and Jefferson City Fire Department personnel provided assistance in retrieving the body.

The police department is releasing no further information at this time, pending further investigation by the detectives. No further information about the case is expected to be released until Monday morning.

According to a witness at the scene, the Noren Access, northwest of the Missouri River bridge, was closed for a few hours on Saturday to permit emergency personnel to do their work.

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