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Body recovered from Mississippi River in Keokuk; autopsy to take place

Body recovered from Mississippi River in Keokuk

UPDATE:

The body was taken to the Decedent Care Unit at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place today, Friday May 25th.


KEOKUK, IA - The Keokuk Police Department confirms the recovery of a body from the Mississippi River north of the dam at 5 pm Thursday night.

The identity of the body has not been confirmed at this time.

Authorities say the body was so badly decomposed it wasn't clear whether the person had been injured in a crime or accident.

Further details will be available as the investigation moves forward.

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