(KMOV) -- An early morning manhunt near the Meramec River came to an end after authorities discovered the suspect's body in the river.
Police were searching for Gene Miller in a wooded area just south of Eureka, Missouri. At the time of the manhunt, Miller was considered armed and dangerous.
The incident started around 4:00 a.m. on Monday.
Miller, who was wanted for outstanding warrants in Jefferson City and in Jefferson County, was spotted at the Casino Queen.
Jefferson County sheriff deputies tell News 4 that Miller led police on a 30 mile chase from East St. Louis, Illinois into St. Louis. The chase continued west on I-270 to I-44. Miller then drove south on Highway 109 and ended at Highway W where he jumped out of his car and ran from police.
Around 7:30 a.m. police found Miller's body floating in the river and the manhunt ended.
The cause of death is still uncertain.
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