Body of man who went missing in June found in Missouri River - KCTV5 News

Body of man who went missing in June found in Missouri River

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Matthew Johnson. (Via the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office) Matthew Johnson. (Via the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office)

The body of Matthew Johnson, who went missing on June 18 of this year, has been found in the Missouri River in Carroll County.

According to a Facebook posting on the Carroll County Sheriff's Office's page, an unidentified man's body was found in the river on July 3. 

The body was later identified Johnson's. 

The sheriff's office completed their investigation on July 6 and has passed all the information they have on to the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. 

Johnson, who was from Overland Park, was last seen on June 18.

Family members said he was in contact with his brother after leaving a party bus at the Sun Fresh off Interstate 70. After that, he disappeared.

Police later found Johnson’s 2010 Chevrolet Malibu near 59th Street and Sidwell Avenue. They said it had a banged up front bumper, blown front right tire and side damage.

Investigators believe he hit a mailbox, then got out of his car to either walk for help or make it to his mom’s several miles away.

Around 5 a.m. the night he vanished, he sent a text to his brother that said he was along railroad tracks.

That is the last time his family heard from him.

Today's posting noted at the end, "The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Matthew Johnson."

Previous coverage: 

Search intensifies for Overland Park man missing after night out with friends

KCK police ask for help in locating man missing since June 18

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