Body found in Missouri River in western Missouri Sunday

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SUGAR CREEK, Mo. (AP) – A body was found Sunday in the Missouri River in a small western Missouri city.

The Sugar Creek Police Department was called to La Benite Park around 8:30 a.m. Sunday after someone reported finding a corpse in the river.

Sugar Creek is about 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) northeast of Kansas City, Missouri.

Police helped recover the body from the river. The victim’s identity and cause of death were not immediately released Sunday afternoon.

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