Dead body washes ashore along Mississippi River in Winfield, Mis - KMOV.com

Dead body washes ashore along Mississippi River in Winfield, Missouri

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WINFIELD, Mo. (KMOV) – A dead body was recovered on Thursday after it had been washed up on the bank of the Mississippi River at the Winfield Lock and Dam 25, officials say.

A person on a bassing barge noticed the remains, and when Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies arrived, they confirmed the remains as human.

At this point, there is no information on the gender or age of the dead body. The cause of death is unknown.

The Missouri Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.

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