Body found near Alexandria, Missouri

A body was found dead Tuesday evening by the Mississippi River near Alexandra, Missouri, Clark County Coroner Edwin Wilson said.

Wilson said the body was found in a slough off the river and family members on scene said it was a white male from, but the coroner said he hasn’t confirmed identity.

Officials with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said someone in a boat on the Mississippi River discovered the body.

No other information was immediately available.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly indicated the man was from Keokuk, Iowa. Clark County Sheriff Shawn Webster confirmed he was from  Montrose, Iowa.

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