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Teens discover body in creek bed

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Two teenage boys enjoying a game of basketball in Raytown Friday made a gruesome discovery.

The kids found a body at East 54th Street and Blue Ridge Cutoff just before noon. The body was lying in a creek.

Jeremiah Pryor and Jason Marks Jr. said they knew they had to call police right away and it looked like the body had been there awhile.

"We just saw a big beard with his shirt up and he had maggots all over him," they said.

Police said the body is that of 39-year-old Ronny Trent from Kansas City, MO. He was reported missing earlier this month.

At this time authorities believe he died of natural causes, but the exact cause of death is still unknown.

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