Fisherman finds body of St. Louis man missing in Meramec River - KMOV.com

Fisherman finds body of St. Louis man missing in Meramec River

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By Kaitlin Riordan By Kaitlin Riordan
By Kaitlin Riordan By Kaitlin Riordan

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The body of a St. Louis man who went missing in the Meramec River Friday evening has been found.

According to police, a fisherman found Kurt Murphy, 39, around 7:20 Sunday morning. Police recovered the man's body and identified him. Murphy's family has been notified.

Police say Murphy was swimming with his girlfriend around Highway 21 and the Route 141 bridge when his girlfriend lost sight of him. 

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Missouri Water Patrol started searching for the man around 7:30 Saturday morning and continued their search on Sunday morning.

The deceased was transported to the medical examiner's office.

 

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