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KCK police investigate after body found in Missouri River

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Police are investigating after a body was found in the Missouri River at Kaw Point on Friday. (Chopper5) Police are investigating after a body was found in the Missouri River at Kaw Point on Friday. (Chopper5)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

Police are investigating after a body was found in the Missouri River at Kaw Point on Friday.

Officers were advised about 1:15 p.m. of a possible body in the river near the BPU Nearman Power Plant at 55th Street and Dickinson Road.

The Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department traveled up river from Kaw Point and located the body near Interstate 635.

At least three boats went in to retrieve the body. 

At this time, investigators are unable to give any information on race, sex or cause of death but do believe the body has been in the river for some time.

The identity of the victim will be released once police have made a positive ID and the family is notified. Police have taken the body to the morgue for identification. They say there are no identifying marks on the body. 

"We don't even know where this body or this person may have gone into the water," said Tom Tomasic. "It may have been way outside of KCK. It's definitely been in the water for awhile. Once we get it up and have an autopsy done, we hope to be able to at least identify and find out if here are any obvious signs of trauma so we can rule a homicide or if this is going to be an accident."

Anyone with information is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. 

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