Body found in Mississippi River

A boater just south of Sawyer's Creek, discovered the body in the water around 2 p.m. Sunday.

The death of a woman found in the Mississippi River near Hannibal is considered a homicide.

The body was discovered at 1:45 p.m. Sunday near Sawyer's Creek.

A marine trooper from the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Marion County Sheriff's Office recovered the body.

An autopsy was performed at the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office in Columbia. The results of that autopsy are pending.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said that the investigation is being treated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the MSP at 660-385-2132 or the Marion County Sheriff's Department at 573-769-2077.

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