The Highway Patrol has confirmed a body was pulled from the Missouri River Tuesday. The description matched that of a person reported to have been seen in the river Monday night wearing a life vest and floating south of Rocheport, but investigators say the male body is too decomposed to provide an identity. The person was pulled from the water near the Noren access in Jefferson City.
The Highway Patrol along with the Boone County Fire Protection District led the search. After 2 1/2 hours Monday evening, authorities had to suspend the search due to poor river conditions and an incoming storm. Searchers resumed the effort Tuesday. Captain John Hotz with the Highway Patrol told Missourinet the river waters are very high and moving swiftly.